Capella di Vitaleta is no doubt one of the world’s most photographed chapels. Located on a hilltop in the region of Val d’Orcia, its charm and mystery have managed to lure photography enthusiasts from all over the world to bring home a few digital memories. Mr M, being one of them naturally wanted to photograph this icon in the best possible light.
Having spent 2 hectic weeks in Italy and trying to squeeze in everything we could possibly do (basically the complete opposite to how we hoped our honeymoon would be), I was beginning to feel exhausted. Part of me wasn’t too keen on seeing the chapel because it required a bit of walking. The other part was fear. Growing up in Malaysia, I was constantly told to avoid quiet areas because they were perceived to be dangerous. There wasn’t anyone in sight near the chapel so I wasn’t about to put myself in ‘danger!’ Mr M was adamant however, and my relatively moderate FOMO had managed to forced me out of my comfort zone. Before I could even make a proper decision, I found myself grumpily heading towards the Unesco world heritage site.
I don’t know about you but I love the way that my white dress swayed in the wind. The lace panels were delicate and beautiful and I also enjoyed the longer hemline. The dress would look even better with heels but lots of walking and uneven roads called for flatter soles.
Capella di Vitaleta is tiny but doesn’t lack in beauty. The fact that it’s abandoned now makes the building a lot more intriguing than its larger counterparts. Since we’re on the topic of abandoned buildings, I did some light research and found some interesting links that you might enjoy 1/2. While I’m not big on spooking myself with the eerie qualities of the forgotten buildings, I do wonder about their past and the glory that they once had.
If you have more links, please feel free to share them in the comments section below!