Some of my favorite scenes in Italy are those where the laundry is hanging on the line just outside the house. This is a way of life for most people in Italy and the visual really depicts the culture and lifestyle of Italians. Due to energy issues very few homes in Italy even have a clothes dryer so hanging the laundry outside is very commonplace.
I love capturing the look in various towns and I even made two of these photos into greeting cards. Can you see why I always look forward to going back to Italy?
Interestingly the town of Pavia which is in the Lombardia region of Italy not very far from Milan, recently banned hanging laundry from clotheslines which can be viewed from the street. I imagine those families have to dry their clothes inside. Somehow it doesn’t seem fair.