Italy Gallery

 Michelangelo's David

Michelangelo's David

Introduction

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

Trieste is a sea port and gateway to the Adriatic.

Florence

Il Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi and more. What’s not to love!

 Il Duomo

Il Duomo

 ponte vecchio

ponte vecchio

Rome – Vatican City

The fourth Sunday of each month is free, open day at the Vatican. Big crowds, long queues, but worth it.

 the vatican - st peter's basilica

the vatican - st peter's basilica

 Doing a spot of shopping at the vatican giftshop

Doing a spot of shopping at the vatican giftshop

 swiss guard

swiss guard

Syracuse (Siracusa)

Greek and Roman archaeology, as well as the interesting, old town on the island of Ortigia.

 beach - ortigia

beach - ortigia

 orecchio di dionisio (Ear of Dionysius)

orecchio di dionisio (Ear of Dionysius)

Naples

 the atmospheric streets of naples

the atmospheric streets of naples

Plenty to see as you explore the city.

And within day tripper distance from Pompeii

 pompeii and mount vesuvius

pompeii and mount vesuvius

IMAGES OF POMPEII

 Restored ancient pompeian vineyard

Restored ancient pompeian vineyard

And the Amalfi Coast.

 amalfi coast from the path of the gods

amalfi coast from the path of the gods

Ken and Cally