Passo dello Stelvio ~ Italy (Province of Sondrio) ~ The Stelvio Pass is a mountain pass in northern Italy, at an elevation of m above sea level. It is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, and the second highest in the Alps.
Sorano, Tuscany, Italy ~ Sorano is a town and comune in the province of Grosseto, southern Tuscany. It as an ancient medieval hill town hanging from a tuff stone over the Lente River. This extraordinary Italian hill-top town, is known as città del tufo.
La Verna Sanctuary, Casentino National Forest, Tuscany, Italy, 4 km from the Chiusi della Verna village. Here St Francis supposedly received the stigmata (wounds resembling those of Jesus through his crucifixion).