The Colosseum was a short walk from our hotel on Via Cavour. We visited many times. The structure once had more glory but the outer marble and bronze was stripped and used in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.
San Gimignano in Tuscany
A detail shot of the Tuscan farm houses.
San Gimignano (Tuscany)
We took the bus to this medieval town in the Tuscan Hills. After climbing the hill I stopped to take this shot on the way down as the sun was setting.
We did a side trip to Pisa from Florence. The Tower and Cathedral are breathtaking when they are first viewed.
The Pantheon is one of the most well-preserved ancient structures. This is looking up at the columns and stone rafters at the entrance. A place where the gods visited, I loved this site!
Ponte Vecchio Reflections
Florence Italy Oct 2011 -
After visiting the Uffizi Gallery we walked back to the hotel past the Ponte Vecchio bridge and shops.
Il Duomo at Night (Firenze)
Il Duomo and Giotto's Campanile (Bell Tower) as seen from the roof terrace of Boscolo Hotel Astoria in Florence.
View from Assisi
There were many little alleyways in the town of Assisi such as this with a view of the Tuscan Hills. The entire area had a very peaceful feeling.
The inscription above the grated window says "In Domino Confido", Latin for "In God I Trust".
Grande Canal, Venice
A view down the Grande Canal in the direction of the Ferravia (Train Station).
Taken in the morning light from a bridge near the train station in Venezia.
Last Morning in Venice
A shot of the morning light before heading to the airport in the water taxi. Sad to leave both Italy and Venezia!