group started our tour early the first morning with a visit to
famous Catacomb's under Rome. An interesting place.
a typical passage way in the Catacomb's.
Burial sites are in the
carved out sections of the walls.
the catacombs. We stopped at a church near the Coliseum to
Michelangelo's statue of Moses. A very impressive work of art.
famous Roman Coliseum. A truly awesome structure.
am on a sunny morning in February
visiting the Roman Coliseum.
inside view. It is a huge structure.
Roman Forum, just down the road from the coliseum.
of Constantine erected in 315 AD.
Angel Castle, also known as Hadrian's tomb.
day at St. Peter's Square.
St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
Neptune's Fountain in Rome.
Pantheon built in 27 BC. It is figuratively the "Temple of the
Trevi Fountain built in 19 BC. I did
pitch in a few coins for luck. Very Impressive.
We were able to
see at night when it was fully illuminated.
Catholic Cathedral in Ovieta. A huge structure and very
It was a
beautiful February morn to tour and see an
like this cathedral.
cathedral was home to this statue of the Pieta.
It was a
masterpiece by Ippolito Scalza.
standing in front of Ovieta's St. Patrick's well.
This town was
built high on a bluff.
Beautiful porcelain ware in a shop in Ovieta.
interest of full disclosure, I did not take this picture.
in Pisa in the very late afternoon and it was drizzling rain, so
no pictures by me.
The tower was lit by flood lights and was very
tour group in Florence on a cool February morning.
The group is
in front of the Church of Santa Croce.
We have been to see
Michelangelo's David and
visited some churches. Time for lunch!
Florence we toured the museum where Michelangelo's statue of
was on display along with many other sculptures by Michelangelo.
This is Neptune in a downtown square in Florence.
of the statue of David in a downtown square.
famous bridge over the Arno River in Florence.
This bridge was
spared of World War II
bombings by the Germans.
of the Coliseum at Verona.
with Juliet. This statue is in a small courtyard in Verona.
Romeo was no where to be seen.
Grand Canal in Venice.
on a bridge over the Grand Canal.
canal in Venice.
February morning in Venice. There were not many
people riding in
the gondolas this morning.
Mark's Square in Venice. This is the site of many
pre-lent spring Carnevale activities.
pre-lent Carnevale time and many people dressed for the occasion.
Lots of people wore masks for the celebration
were many gondolas on the canals of Venice.
not go to Venice without a gondola ride. It was cold but fun.
This is a neat city to visit and there is a lot to do.
Definitely a do not miss spot!
another trip ends. We returned to Rome for an overnight then
February travel to Italy was pleasant but cool at