Some photographs from our recent trip to Italy. We arrived in Rome on July 17th, where we spent four nights. From Rome we caught a high speed train to Florence, where we spent another four nights. We then hired a car and drove to Lido Di Camaiore on the West coast of Tuscany; we stayed here for 5 nights. Finally we drove back to Florence, dropped off our hire car and caught another train across Italy to Venice, for another 4 night stay. We really enjoyed every aspect of our Italian experience. Particularly the driving and scenery in Tuscany was fantastic. Here I am sharing a small collection of photographs of some of our highlights. I will upload Part 2 separately, for technical reasons. Photos are not in any particular order, but all clearly labelled.
All photos taken on my Pentax K-30 with a range of different lenses used.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence.
View of Santa Maria del Fiore Baptistry of Saint John.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore view from Giotto's Bell Tower, Florence.
View from Giotto's Bell Tower.
Simon and I at The Colosseum.
Simon at The Colosseum, Rome.
A lizard at the water fountain, Palatine Hill, Rome.
On the River Tiber, Rome.
Sculpture through a window - Florence.
The Colosseum, Rome.
Hidden hill town, Tuscany. This one was taken whilst Simon was driving along.
Tuscan coastal town, taken from a mountain road.
Tuscan coastal town near Monterosso.
Extreme close up: Birra Moretti.
Lovelock window with Bokeh, Monterosso, Tuscany.
Wild Aloe Vera and other plants, Monterosso, Tuscany.
Pretty pink flower.
Mountain view, taken from the road, whilst driving.
View from a mountain road, Tuscany.
View of Manarola, from a coastal road, Tuscany.
Mountain settlement, Tuscany.