Sunflowers, Sunflowers, Sunflowers!


This is one of those posts that really doesn’t need words – the pictures are truly worth thousands. So I’ll keep the words to a minimum.

Sunflowers are beautiful, and the sunflower fields of Italy are jaw-dropping, spectacular. Each year I look forward to walking through the fields and photographing these golden, yellow beauties. This year was a particular treat, because I chose to take pictures in a large field near an abandoned stone farmhouse. Such a romantic setting!

So here are some of my favorite pics from that outing. Bellissimi girasoli!

(Oh, and see if you can spot the sunflower that’s turned towards the camera while all the others are pointing another direction! I love that sunflower!)











Pamela Haack
Pamela Haack

Pamela Haack is the founder of Off the Beaten Strada, where she creates and hosts small group tours that are a combination of the very best of Italy: the exciting and the peaceful, the popular and the secret, the talked about and the never-heard-of-before. From art experts and operettas to authentic cooking classes and ancient Etruscans, Pamela helps visitors experience the spectacularly beautiful, endlessly interesting cities and countryside of Italy in an up-close and personal way.

She is also the author of Top 10 Favorite Etruscan Sites, as well as her popular blog, Off the Beaten Strada in Italy.

Pamela lives with her husband, Lou, in Umbria, Italy.


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  1. I know just where you took these!! I took loads last year, but unfortunately they will be over when I return in a month…

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