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Travelling to Italy... arriving in Rome, (Italy) via (Abu Dhabi) and (Singapore), then travelling 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)...

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The Colosseum
The Colosseum, aka Flavian Amphitheatre, on a typical spring afternoon, Rome, Italy.

Piazza San Pietro
The famous St Peter's Square, where people ridiculously wait, in a queue over 1km long to gain entry, Vatican City.

Spanish Steps
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.

Roman Nights
Walking the back-streets of Via del Boschetto, Monti, Rome, Italy.

Golden Arches
The Colosseum, hauntingly lit up during the evening, Monti, Rome, Italy.

Sicily Route Map

Mount Etna
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.

Romantic Ragusa
The irrepressibly romantic, baroque town, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy.

Magical Modica
View of the baroque hillside town, from the main street, Modica, Sicily, Italy.

Siracuse Blues
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.

Cappuccini Catacombs
The macabre Cappuccini Catacombs, where people pay to be embalmed and hung in the monastery crypt, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

Piazza Pretoria
View to Quattro Canti, along Via Maqueda, from the Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

Sicilian Artichokes
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.

Street Art
Ceramic lemons, on the walls of the Kasbah (ie. old Arab quarter), Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy.

Golden Beach
Reputedly, one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean coastline, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy.

Smugglers Cove
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.

La Stanze
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
Fresh sardines for sale, at the Via Pescherie Vecchie markets, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Two Towers
The famous Two Towers, (ie. Asinelli and Garisenda family towers), Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Italian Portico
Typical Italian portico or porch, built on the front of buildings, Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Da Vinci Canal
Old-style boats, on a canal surveyed by Leonardo Da Vinci, Cesenatico, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Baptistery Ceiling
The intricate mosaic roof, of the Battistero Neoniano or Baptistery of Neon, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Cesta Tower
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.

Spello Streets
Life on the cobbled streets, Spello, Umbria, Italy.

Vino Rosso
Late afternoon in the vineyards, in the Umbrian country-side, Bagni, Umbria, Italy.

Orvieto Views
View of the red-rock Etruscan city, Orvieto, Umbria, Italy.

Palazzo dei Consolis
Entrance to the Museo Civico, in the old Palazzo dei Consoli, on a wet and rainy day, Gubbio, Umbria, Italy.

Other Italian photos from my travels;

Italian photos

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Mediterranean Adventures

Travel Map and Photographs

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Flew to the Mediterranean to travel from Egypt around to Morocco... arriving in Cairo (Egypt), via Singapore and Dubai... travelling to/through; Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Luxor, Hurghada, Suez, Sharm al-Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweibaa (Egypt), Aqaba, Petra, Amman, Jerash (Jordan), Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa (Israel), Amman,(Jordan), Damascus, Palmyra, Tartus, Homs‎, Hamah, Aleppo (Syria), Antioch, Adana, Kas, Nevsehir, Göreme, Pamukkale, Selçuk, Kuşadası, Çanakkale, Istanbul (Turkey), Thessaloníki, Athens (Greece), Brindisi, Naples, Rome, Florence, Milan (Italy), (Germany), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Paris (France), Barcelona, Alicante, Granada, Córdoba, Algeciras, Sevilla (Spain), (Gibraltar) Faro, Lagos, Monchique, Evora, Lisbon, Sintra (Portugal) Madrid (Spain) and back home via Bangkok, Ko Phangan (Thailand)... (I was unable to visit Lebanon, Crete and Morocco).

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In the Desert
Taking a break in the desert, while hitching between Aswan and Abu Simbel, Egypt.

On Da Nile
Felucca's take a lazy 3 days to sail from Aswan to Luxor, Egypt.

On the Beach
The laid-back Bedouin fishing village, Dahab, Egypt.

Hunter or Hunted?
Hunting Falcons on the ferry journey between Nuweibaa, Egypt and Aqaba, Jordan.

The Monastery
El Deir or 'The Monastery' in the ancient hidden trading town, Petra, Jordan.

On the Streets
Walking the ancient streets in the historical roman ruins, Jerash, Jordan.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The bus that took me, music blaring, through the desert and multiple check-points to Palmyra, Damascus, Hauran, Syria.

The ancient 3000 year old Assyrian site, Palmyra, Syrian Desert, Syria.

Norias of Hamah
One of the 17 remaining Norias or waterwheels that traditionally channeled water for agricultural proposes, Hamah, Orontes Valley, Syria.

Winter Fairy Land
Fairy Mountains, Goreme National Park, Cappadocia, Central Anatolia, Turkey.

The Winner!
A champion camel wearing the winner's carpet after a successful 'camel wrestling' tournament, Selcuk, Aegean Turkey, Turkey.

ANZAC Cove is the infamous site of the battle between the Turkish and Allied troops in 1915 and one which is commemorated yearly, near Canakkale, Marmara, Turkey.

Lykavittos Hill
Rising from the upmarket suburb of Kolonaki is the spectacular Lykavittos Hill, Athens, Greece.

Flavian Amphitheatre
Ruins of the Flavian Amphitheatre aka The Colosseum, Rome, Italy.

On the Canal
One of the many canals in the unique canal-belt, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Notre Dame
The magnificent Gothic architecture of Notre Dame, Paris, France.

Glorious Granada
The multi-cultural streets, from the amazing Alhambra, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

On top of 'The Rock', in the British territory, ceded in the 16th century, Gibraltar.

Cliff Fishing
Fishing the 100m cliffs at Portugal's western-most point, near Lagos, Portugal.

Gruesome Grotto
The gruesome Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) in the Igreja de Sao Francisco, Evora, Portugal.

Avenida da Liberdade
View of one of the main historical boulevard's, Lisbon, Portugal.

Fairy-tale Village
Just out of Lisbon you find the fairy-tale village, forests and castles, Sintra, Portugal.

On the Beach
On the tropical 'Ban Tai' coastline, Ko Phangan, Thailand.

Other photos from my travels;

Egyptian photos
Jordanese photos
Syrian photos
Turkish photos
Greek photos
Italian photos
Dutch photos
French photos
Spanish photos
Portugese photos
Thai photos

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