Sunny beaches, ancient monuments, and vibrant cities--Italy seems to hold endless excitement for tourists. Through its vintage travel posters you can ride the iconic gondolas of Venice, marvel at the mountains of Trafoi and stand high above the sea amid the ruins of Taormina. For decades, posters were a common way for countries around Europe, including Italy, to attract people for a fun-filled jaunt or relaxing escape.
Railroad companies, such as the Italian Ferrovie dello Stato, would commission posters by renowned artists and designers to advertise their luxury routes. Riders from cities and towns all along the lines--basically, all over Western Europe--could board and make their way to Rome, Venice, or anywhere else in Italy where the trains stopped. The government even got into the business, creating the ENIT, or Italian Government Tourist Board, which also commissioned many of the designs you see in this calendar.
12" x 13". Opens to 12" x 26".