A boy chases after his soccer ball while his friends look on in Venice, Italy on Friday, June 10, 2016. Venice was founded on March 25, 421 AD by Italians from the mainland seeking refuge from invading barbarians. (Photo by Rebecca Noble)
Archaeologist Robert “boB” Meyer tosses another bucket of freshly sifted dirt into the discard pile at an underground cave excavation in Orvieto, Italy on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Meyer has been doing primarily cultural resource management (CRM) work for 25 years and was able to come volunteer at this excavation with his wife, Kathy Meyer, an archaeologist of 17 years, through his friendship with Claudio Bizzarri. (Photo by Rebecca Noble)
Two girls scrutinize a fountain while taking a tour of Pompeii on Friday, June 3, 2016. The ancient city of Pompeii was buried in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD leaving a moment in time in a Roman city perfectly preserved. (Photo by Rebecca Noble)
Two men begin to yell at a photographer for taking a photo of them chatting on a street corner in Tivoli, Italy on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The Italian Constitution grants its citizens the right to “freely express his own ideas by way of words, writings and with any other means,” and the general legal consensus concludes that a person in a public space has no reasonable right to expect privacy and therefore can be photographed. (Photo by Rebecca Noble)
A farmer works in the fields at Barlotti Caseficio in Paestum, Italy on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Barlotti Caseficio is known for producing Mozzarella di Bufala from water buffalo milk. (Photo by Rebecca Noble)
A beggar holding a rosary kneels on the sidewalk leading from the Roman Forum to the Coliseum in Rome, Italy on Friday, May 27, 2016. Homelessness rates increased dramatically after the Italian economic crisis and the number of homeless people in Rome was estimated to be 48,000 in 2014. (Photo by Rebecca Noble)
A woman eyeballs the selection of cheeses and meats while waiting in line at the bi-weekly farmer’s market in Orvieto, Italy on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The farmer’s market takes place in the heart of Orvieto, Piazza del Popolo. (Photo by Rebecca Noble)
A boy scares a pigeon in the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The Piazza del Campo is the site of the Palio di Siena, a biannual bareback horse race. (Photo by Rebecca Noble)
A woman places a votive candle on a rack in the Duomo di Siena on Wednesday, June 8 2016. Candles are lit and placed at alters as a part of prayer. (Photo by Rebecca Noble)
Men twirl flags during the Partita a Scacchi di Marostica event in Piazza del Popolo in Orvieto, Italy on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Partita a Scacchi di Marostica is a lifesize game of chess in which each piece is played by a person in costume and the game is conducted before a royal court.
A woman fills up a bag of cherries during the bi-weekly farmer’s market in Orvieto, Italy on Thursday, June 9, 2016. In addition to fresh foods, the farmer’s market also sells clothing, home goods, fabrics, accessories and other assorted items.
Tired teenagers use each other for pillows in a courtyard at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli in Naples, Italy on Friday, June 3, 2016. The museum houses a wide selection of ancient artifacts from Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum.
A girl gets her first glimpse of the Arno River behind the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, Italy on Friday, June 17, 2016. The Ponte Vecchio bridge is the oldest bridge over the Arno River in Florence. (Photo by Rebecca Noble)
Women peruse a table of clothing during the bi-weekly farmer’s market in Orvieto, Italy on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The farmer’s market operates from about 7:30-12:30 every Thursday and Saturday in Piazza del Popolo.
A couple gazes out at Rome, Italy from the Coliseum on Friday, May 27, 2016. The Coliseum is situated in the center of Rome and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. (Photo by Rebecca Noble)
Museum patrons walk through an exhibit at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli in Naples, Italy on Friday, June 3, 2016. The museum was founded in the 18th century by King Charles VII. (Photo by Rebecca Noble)