Friday, February 27, 2015

The Amalfi Coast

 Unforgettable lunch and as a bonus, with great food!

 Learning how limoncello is made

 The view from our hotel's breakfast balcony

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Rome - the Eternal City

 The Colloseum is named for a massive statue called the 'Collosus' which used to stand nearby. It was built using spoils from the sack of Jerusalem in AD 70. It was finished by AD 80. 

 Piazza Navona is considered to be one of the most beautiful squares in Rome.
 Ruins of Trajans Forum

 Details of the Trevi Fountain
The memorial to Vittorio Emmanuele, the first king of the united Italy

Pompei is always amazing

 The Amphitheater is in near perfect condition having been covered in ash in 79 AD
It could hold up to 20,000 spectactors
Chilling reminder of the past. This table is documented
as having belonged to the man who stabbed Julius Caesar.
His name was Casca Longus. 

Advertising for a women's clothing store along the 
main avenue

View over the ruins

 These Roman streets were not made for sandals! Ruts where the carts passed can easily be identified. Stepping stones (background) kept pedestrians out of the muck.

View of the town and Vesuvius in the background

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Visiting Florence, Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

A one-eyed artist at work

Lunch appetizer

Why aren't these tourist buying advance passes?

The dome of the Duomo from the
front of the Palazzo Vecchio

City view from the burial place of the author of Pinocchio

Baptisty doors by Ghiberti, 15th century

The Ponte Vecchio