Here are the 50 stories selected by TTA 2023, TRAVEL TALES AWARD. The winning Stories and the various prizes will be chosen from the 50 works.

here are the direct links to each story, by alphabetical order surname Authors. below you can browse some galleries, sorted randomly.


Ecco le 50 storie selezionate TTA 2022, TRAVEL TALES AWARD.   Tra i 50 lavori saranno scelte le Storie vincenti i vari premi.

Ecco i link diretti ad ogni storia, per ordine alfabetico cognome Autori. Sotto potete sfogliare alcune gallery, richiamate casualmente.

The 50 finalists stories:

Sara Aliscioni – The Tailors, Sara Bardotti – Nenet, Maura Bartoli – The salt of the earth, Sergio Bertolotti – Gujarat, Stefano Bianchi – Armenia, Soumayan Biswas – Salt worker, Mauro Brienza – Kyrgyzstan, Francesco Carmignoto    – Kazakistan.Mangystau, Sara Castagnasso – Transiberiana, Nadia Cianelli – The Space in Between, Luigi Cipriano – Timeless Istanbul, Fabrizio Crippa – The last charcoal burners, Alvise Crovato – travelling with Mene, Jacopo Della Valle – Waterworld, Nicola Ducati – Steel Life, Nicola Ducati – My Red Pamir, Lello Fargione – Polaroid Instant world, Chiara Felmini – China, Chiara Felmini – Papua, Christian Giudice – Chadar, old iced route, Maurizio Gjivovich – Istanbul old town, Maurizio Gjivovich – Srilanka, Hamzeh Mohammad Hosseini – Being with Iranian Armenians, Marco Lapini – diario de Rua Lusitano, Domenico Laviano – Olympos, Roberto Malagoli – Mauritania, Alessandro Malaguti – Arunachal Pradesh, Roberto Manfredi – once upon a time there was a sea, Marco Marcone – Sudan’s whirling dervishes, Mauro Matalone- The Urgench cattle market, Francesco Merella – Coptic Christian Rites – Ethiopia, Corrada Onorifico – The infinite Silence of Mongolian steppe, Martin Ordeñana – Dominican Republic, Marco Parenti – Indian Station, Andrea Peruzzi – Waiting for Dalai Lama, Laura Pierangeli – The mattress maker of Bukhara, Robertino Radovix – Wakhan paradise in danger, Suryene Ramaget – Kushti, Roberto Renai – Activities and Crafts, Alessandro Rocchi – Punjab  Chronicles, Luigi Rota – India, a magic place, Tina Salipante – Mare Fecunditatis, Marijn Schulte – Jumping Boys Stone Town, Maurizio Trifilidis – Konyak the last headhunter, Roberta Vagliani – Zanzibar school, Claudio Varaldi – Camargue e Abrivado, Claudio Varaldi – Serendipity of burman people, Roberta Vitali – desert is magic, Sergio Volani – Cambogia, Cristiano Zingale – Reriate

Sergio Bertolotti – Gujarat

Crossing Gujarat by car is a singular and unexpected experience, You travel on a single wide road, a clear line between cultivated fields, farmers at work, shepherds with herds of cows and flocks of goats and sheep, until you reach small villages where daily gestures -beyond time- gain the scene. Deviating from the most beaten Continue Reading

Roberta Vagliani – Zanzibar school

Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” These images tell the story of the journey before and after school. In this school in Zanzibar there are no desks, chairs or school supplies. All these guys have is a notebook and their memory. Knowledge is transmitted to Continue Reading

Robertino Radovix – Wakhan paradise in danger

The Wakhan corridor is an impervious strip of land that extends into the northeastern part of Afghanistan; area among the most remote in the world, it was crossed by Alexander the Great in 327, by Marco Polo in 1271 and by Genghis Khan in the thirteenth century: branch of the ancient Silk Road, it was Continue Reading

Marco Parenti – Indian Station

When I travel I never fail to set foot in some train station. I usually take advantage of the time that other travel companions dedicate to shopping, a “pleasure” from which I gladly escape. Who knows why this passion for trains and stations, but I have it since I was a child, when taking the Continue Reading

Maura Bartoli – The salt of the earth

In Danakil region, Ethiopia more than 100 m. below sea level, there is the “salt plain”, originated by the drying up, during the dry season, of Lake Assale or Karum. In the quarry, the men of the Afar ethnic group, the only ones who can withstand these temperatures, work with ancient tools: long poles to Continue Reading

Luigi Cipriano – Timeless Istanbul

“A time capsule is a container specially prepared to store objects or information, destined to be found in a future era.”[1]  In our homes there are time capsules, but we do not realize it, they are the boxes where old photos are kept. The boxes of photographs are often found in the markets, the findings Continue Reading

Sara Bardotti – Nenet

In the language of Nenet people,Yamal means the end of the world.It is a remote,windy place covered with permagelo, frozen lakes and rivers,dwarf shrubs and infrastructure built for gas extraction. Yes,the homeland of the Nenet, nomadic reindeer herders and fishermen for over a thousand years, has been threatened by land exploitation as well as the Continue Reading

Mauro Brienza – Kyrgyzstan

A pristine landscape accessible only in the warmer months, asleep under meters of snow for the rest of the year. Life in the steppe flows slowly; A hard existence, unchanged for centuries, of men and animals together. Here the nomads open the doors of their yurts and welcome the traveler who is passing through these Continue Reading

Stefano Bianchi – Armenia

An unusual travel destination, Armenia is a beautiful country rich in history, monuments and beautiful landscapes; His people, then, are hospitable as few and ready to welcome the traveler in the simplicity of their homes, offering him a smile and a coffee if necessary. In terms of landscape, what makes Armenia recognizable are the numerous Continue Reading

Jacopo Della Valle – Waterworld

For almost 10 years I have been traveling the world in search of all those little-known ethnic populations and minorities, often invisible to our society, who still survive globalization trying to keep alive their characteristic ancestral traditions. Off the coast of the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia live the Bajau, indigenous peoples, nomads and stateless people Continue Reading