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In Photos| In Italy, the Art of Idling

On a birthday trip to Italy, a photographer goes beyond Milan to discover the country's northern charms.

Lingering ghosts of perfume and smoke. Wine glasses clinking to late-night jazz… the aroma of coffee issuing from cobbled lanes. On a birthday trip to Italy, photographer Deepti Asthana’s senses had all but gotten used to the buzz of Milan, when she decided to keep moving. Directionless and delicious, an amble through some northern cities revealed the oldness of hilly Bergamo, the Renaissance heart of Florence and some slow Venetian romance for the keeping.

  • Deepti Asthana loves to tell stories of cultures and traditions of far-away regions. When not traveling, she can be found in Mumbai snuggling with her dog.

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