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Travel map and Photo Blog - Italy (Italia)

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Traveling to Italy... arriving in Rome, (Italy) via (Abu Dhabi) and (Singapore), then traveling 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 smokin 'Mount Etna', Catania, Sicily, Italy.

On the Streets
On the picturesque and interesting, 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, dressed 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 country's 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 (Italia) photos - (PhotoStream)

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Mediterranean Adventures

Travel map and Photo Blog - Egypt (مصر), Jordan (الأردن), Israel (ישראל), Syria (سوريا), Turkey (türkiye), Greece (Ελλάδα), Italy (Italia), Germany (Deutschland), Netherlands (nederland), France (La France), Spain (España), Portugal, Thailand (ประเทศไทย)

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Flying to the Mediterranean to travel from Egypt around to Morocco... arriving in Cairo (Egypt), via Singapore and Dubai... traveling 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, 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, Lisbon (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
Beautiful mosaic stone pathways, or 'Calçada Portuguesa', of one the city's 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 relaxing, tropical 'Ban Tai' coastline, Ko Phangan, Thailand.

Other photos from my travels;

Egyptian (مصر) photos - (PhotoStream)
Jordanese (الأردن) photos - (PhotoStream)
Syrian (سوريا) photos - (PhotoStream)
Turkish (türkiye) photos - (PhotoStream)
Greek (Ελλάδα) photos - (PhotoStream)
Italian (Italia) photos - (PhotoStream)
Dutch (nederland) photos - (PhotoStream)
French (La France) photos - (PhotoStream)
Spanish (España) photos - (PhotoStream)
Portugese photos - (PhotoStream)
Thai (ประเทศไทย) photos - (PhotoStream)

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