Rachel Neiman
May 22, 2015

Tel Aviv is on a roll these days. This month, it was named the best city in the Middle East for young people to live in, according to the YouthfulCities Index, as well as being listed one of street art’s most important hubs by Paper magazine.

Over the past few months, it’s also been named one of the world’s most vegan-friendly cities, one of the world’s best culinary locations, home to the Mideast’s best bar, one of National Geographic magazine’s world’s top 10 oceanfront cities, and third best place in the world for technology business, after Austin and San Francisco.

Our municipal miracle on the Mediterranean isn’t the loveliest of cities but photographer Mario Troiani always manages to find beauty within his viewfinder.

The Tel Aviv beach holds a particular charm, whether on a weekend like this, on the cusp of summer…

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Or on a blustery winter day…

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Stretches of shells…

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Boogie board confabs…

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Surfing at sunset…

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Old Jaffa to the south…

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And farther inland, the newly refurbished Habima Square…

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Troiani — who posts new images regularly on his blog and Facebook page, “Italian in Tel Aviv” — recently had the opportunity to share his affection for his adopted city with an exhibition of photos presented last month, on Israel Independence Day, at the Chiostri di San Barnaba gallery in Milan, Italy.

The exhibit was presented in collaboration with Italy’s ADI – Amici di Israele (Friends of Israel) association. Troiani reports that the show was a success and that several photos were sold to Italian collectors.

Troiani, who recently became an Israeli citizen, is currently planning for a photo exhibition in Tel Aviv. More images celebrating “the non-stop city” can be found on Troiani’s Facebook page, Italian in Tel Aviv.



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