This pictorial post consists of some of our favourite shots taken while travelling around Italy during late May and early June 2017.
We arrived in Italy in the north-eastern city of Trieste. We then travelled to wonderful city of Florence. From Florence, we went to the small independent nation of San Marino (see post The Most Serene Republic of San Marino). It was then by train to Rome, largely to go to the Vatican. From Rome, we flew to Malta (see post Ten Things We Learned in Malta). We resumed our Italian travels by ferrying from Malta to Sicily where we visited the archaeological ruins of Syracuse. A long train trip then took us Naples where we wandered the noisy, grotty and addictive city. We also did day trips to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast (see post The Path of the Gods – Amalfi Coast).
Trieste is a sea port and gateway to the Adriatic.
Il Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi and more. What’s not to love!
Rome – Vatican City
The fourth Sunday of each month is free, open day at the Vatican. Big crowds, long queues, but worth it.
Greek and Roman archaeology, as well as the interesting, old town on the island of Ortigia.
Plenty to see as you explore the city.
And within day tripper distance from Pompeii
IMAGES OF POMPEII
And the Amalfi Coast.
Ken and Cally