21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia

This photo became very important to my path as a photographer. It was a day in August during which I had decided to take photography much more seriously and turn it from a passion into a job. I was looking for a place that reflected my passion for photography and art, a place that could be my "identity card." So a very dear friend suggested that we visit Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia together. When we arrived, the palace was semi-empty, and I was enchanted by the peace of the place, in which only we were present amid the beauty of the frescoes. Since that day, it has become the cover of my website and my business cards. I always carry it with me and am now very fond of it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Ariccia, Italy
Camera: Canon EOS R8
Copyright: © Giulia Pietroletti