26.03.2017 - 30.04.2017 20 °C
Travelled to Italy... arriving in Rome, (Italy) via (Abu Dhabi) and (Singapore), then travelled to/through; Rome, Siracuse, Palermo, Trapani, Castellammare del Golfo, (Sicily), Bologna, Cesenatico, Rimini, (Emilia-Romagna), San Marino, Perugia, Tuoro, (Umbria) Rome (Italy) and back home via (Abu Dhabi) and (Singapore)...
The Colosseum aka Flavian Amphitheatre on a typical spring afternoon, Rome, Italy.
Piazza San Pietro
Panorama of famous St Peter's Square, where people ridiculously wait in a queue over 1km long to gain entry, Vatican City.
The surprisingly popular Spanish Steps, which connects Piazza di Spagna with Piazza Trinità di Monti, Rome, Italy.
Fontana Di Trevi
The extremely popular and renovated Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy.
Walking the back-streets of Via del Boschetto, Monti, Rome, Italy.
The Colosseum hauntingly lit up during the evening, Monti, Rome, Italy.
Spectacular view of Mount Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy.
On the Streets
On the picturesque baroque island streets, Ortigia, Sicily, Italy.
This Old House
Traditional coloured house on the Mediterranean foreshore, Ortigia, Sicily, Italy.
The irrepressibly romantic baroque town, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy.
View of the baroque hillside town from the main street, Modica, Sicily, Italy.
The alluring blue waters of the Mediterranean coast-line, Siracuse, Sicily, Italy.
Cattedrale di San Nicolò
Restored to it's former baroque glory, the imposing Cattedrale di San Nicolò, Noto, Sicily, Italy.
The macabre Cappuccini Catacombs, where people pay to be embalmed and hung in the monastery crypt, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
View to Quattro Canti along Via Maqueda from the Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
Fresh Sicilian artichokes at the Mercato Vucciria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
Corner of Paradise
Originally a local fishing village, now a stunning and popular tourist beach, Mondello, Sicily, Italy.
Ceramic lemons on the walls of the Kasbah (ie. old Arab quarter), Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy.
Reputedly, one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean coastline, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy.
The stunningly beautiful old tuna fishing and smugglers bay (and Ocean's 12 backdrop), which now has much sought-after, but basic sea-side accommodation, Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily, Italy.
The ornate and atmospheric 16th century lounge, formerly Palazzo Bentivoglio, of the Le Stanze bar, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
The Morning After
After a big night out, in the historic and now famous hipster 'eat and drink' street of Via Del Pratello, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
Fresh sardines for sale at the Via Pescherie Vecchie markets, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
The famous Two Towers, (ie. Asinelli and Garisenda family towers), Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
Typical Italian portico or porch built on the front of buildings, Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
Da Vinci Canal
Old-style boats on the canal surveyed by Leonardo Da Vinci, Cesenatico, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
The intricate mosaic roof of the Battistero Neoniano or Baptistery of Neon, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
Cesta Tower (aka De La Fratta) on the highest peak Monte Titano, San Marino.
San Lorenzo's Steps
Italians love to sit on steps and drink, in this instance the steps of the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo in the Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Umbria, Italy.
View of the red-rock Etruscan city, Orvieto, Umbria, Italy.
Palazzo dei Consoli
Entrance to the Museo Civico in the old Palazzo dei Consoli on a wet and rainy day, Gubbio, Umbria, Italy.