Tuesday, November 29, 2016

57 Vintage Kodachrome Slides of Italy in the Middle of 1950s Through American Travelers' Lens

This is a set of Kodachrome slides documenting a tour of Italy undertaken around 1955 and 1956 by a couple and a young woman who are all Americans and traveled to Europe on the SS Independence.

Take a look to see how everyday life of Italy in this time was.


Panorama of Canale di San Marco (a South Easterly View) from Doge's Palace, Venice, Italy

Panorama of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo, Italy

Pantheon in Rome

Piazza De Ferrari, Genoa

Piazza Enrico De Nicola, Naples

Ponte Vecchio from Lungarno Acciaioli, Florence

Porta Capuana, Naples

Porta Maggiore from the eastern approach, Rome

Porta Soprana, Genoa

Rapallo, Italy

Road towards the Colosseum from the Forum, Rome

Rossano, Italy

San Marco, Venice

School children, Piazza Tasso, Sorrento, Italy

Shopping on Strada Statale, Portofino, Genoa

St Mark's Square, Venice

St Peters Square, Rome

Street in Eboli, Italy

Street in Messina, Italy

Street in Naples, Italy

Street in Vibo Valentia

The Apse Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome

The Flag of Milan under the Arco della Pace - Porta Sempione, Milan

The Moses Fountain in Rome

Via Ponte Gregoriano & Sirena Hotel from the Sibilla Restaurant,Tivoli, Italy

View from Naples to Sorrento

Villa Adriana, Tivoli, Italy

Villa Adriana, Tivoli, Italy

Villa Adriana, Tivoli, Italy

Villa D'Este, Cernobbio, Lake Como

Walking up the Via Sacra towards the Arch Of Titus, Rome

Washing Day under the Ponte Alli, North of Catanzaro

Zi Teresa, Naples

An Artist at work, Passeggiata dei Monaci, Amalfi, Italy

An Artist at work, Passeggiata dei Monaci, Amalfi, Italy

At the Piazzale Michelangelo looking down to the River Arno (and bridges being rebuilt after WW2), Florence

Bay Of Naples from Sorrento Road

Castel Nuovo, Naples

Church of San Lorenzo, Genoa

Eboli, Italy

Fontana di Nettuno in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence

Fountain at Piazza De Ferrari, Genoa

Il Vittoriano, Rome, Italy

Italian guard in Rome

Looking down Via San Ceasario at Piazza Tasso, Sorrento, Italy

Mergellina District, Naples

Mergellina, Naples

Naples from road to Posillipo

On the Grand Canal heading towards the Rialto Bridge, Venice

On the Quayside at Portofino

On the road from Naples to Rome

On the road to Crotone from Catanzaro, Italy

On the road to Crotone from Catanzaro, Italy

On the road to Crotone from Catanzaro, Italy

On The Sele River, South Of Eboli

On the Sorento road to Amalfi

Palazzo di Venezia, Rome

(Photos from gbfernie5)

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