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Getty Images has released thousands of its pictures to the general public. We want to highlight the beauty of Italy hidden among them.

Is Arutas Beach (Sardinia)

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Throwback Thursday: Bartali and Coppi at the Tour de France

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Two similar but at the same time different images of Italy’s greatest cycling champions Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi. Below is an undated photo showing Italy’s cycling legend, Gino Bartali, during the Tour de France in the late ’30s. #51953597 / gettyimages.com Below is Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi, while riding uphill in the Col du Galibier on July 6, 1952, during the 11th stage of the Tour de France between Bourg d’Oisans and Sestriere. Coppi won the stage and went on to win the Tour de France for the second time. #160967367 / gettyimages.com

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Offida (Marche)

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Offida, a little Town in the Marche, in the Province of Ascoli Piceno.

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Throwback Thursday: Abruzzo Grand Prix, circa 1930

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Prince and Princess of Piemont, heirs to the Italian throne, arrive to the Car and Motorcycle Abruzzo Grand Prix, circa 1930.

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Noto (Siracusa)

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#130905036 / gettyimages.com Val di Noto, San Nicola cathedral e Ducezio Palace. #85560366 / gettyimages.com

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Lake Garda in the morning

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Sunrise over the mountains surrounding the lake that borders the Lombardy and Veneto regions.

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Rome’s Piazza di Spagna

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#182059729 / gettyimages.com The Spanish Steps in Rome. In the foreground is the fountain called Fontana della Barcaccia — Fountain of the Old Boat #165711630 / gettyimages.com Women sitting on the stairway of Trinità dei Monti, Piazza di Spagna, Rome #148913061 / gettyimages.com

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Mining sulfur in Caltanissetta, 1952

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#102545945 / gettyimages.com #102545891 / gettyimages.com Workers at a sulfur mine in Caltanissetta, Sicily, 8th October 1952. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) #102545931 / gettyimages.com

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A Marble Quarry in the Alpi Apuane

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Marble quarry, Colonnata, Alpi Apuane, Italy

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The View from Assisi

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A view from Assisi, dominating the valley below.

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Hanging out in Siena

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Pedestrians stand in Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy.

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Antica Cavalcata Sarda in Sassari

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The Cavalcata sarda is an ancient cultural and folkloric manifestation that takes place in Sassari (Northern Sardinia), usually the last Sunday of may, which consists in the parade on foot, on horseback or on traccas (the characteristic floats decorated with flowers and objects of everyday life), groups from every part of Sardinia. Participants wear costumes typical of the place of origin, often enhanced by manicured embroideries and jewels in filigree.

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