Italy, 2015

One more post from our 3 weeks in Europe! My Aunt went back home after a week in Istanbul and my Mom and I continued on to Venice. We spent two nights in an adorable B and B about two blocks from Saint Marc’s Square where we found Tom Hanks filming Inferno. We toured the Doge Palace, wandered around the canals, took a Gondola ride and then topped off our last night with a Vivaldi concert in an old cathedral.

From Venice we took the train to Florence where we visited the famous Duomo and Pitti Palace.

We left Florence and headed to Sorrento via Naples (one of the most chaotic places I’ve ever been). Sorrento served as a base for taking day trips to Capri, Positano/ the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii.

We capped our trip off with two nights in Rome. We visited Rome for 10 days back in 2006 so we didn’t feel the need to spend a lot of time there, but a short visit was perfect. Rome is just as spectacular as I remember.

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Approaching Venice in the water taxi
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St. Marc’s Square where they were filming Inferno

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St. Marc’s Horses taken from Istanbul!
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Bridge of Sighs

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Duomo. Florence
Duomo. Florence
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Looking up at the Duomo
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Ponte Vecchio
Pitti Palace. Florence
Pitti Palace. Florence
Florence Rooftops
Florence Rooftops
Statue of David. Florence
Statue of David. Florence
atop our Sorrento rooftop
atop our Sorrento rooftop
about to enter the Blue Grotto in Capri
about to enter the Blue Grotto in Capri
inside the Blue Grotto
inside the Blue Grotto
Traffic outside the Blue Grotto
Traffic outside the Blue Grotto
Siren art in Capri
Siren art in Capri
church in Capri
church in Capri
view from Capri
view from Capri
Capri
Capri
Chairlift to the top of Capri
Chairlift to the top of Capri
Capri
Capri
Positao Amalfi Coast!
Positao Amalfi Coast!
Positano, Amalfi Coast
Positano, Amalfi Coast
Positano
Positano
Positano Amalfi Coast
Positano Amalfi Coast
Positano beach
Positano beach
King Triton looking over the Amalfi Coast
King Triton looking over the Amalfi Coast
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garden in Ravello, Amalfi Coast
garden in Ravello, Amalfi Coast
garden in Ravello, Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Cathedral
Amalfi Cathedral
Town of Amalfi
Town of Amalfi
Pompeii!
Pompeii!
Pompeii
Pompeii
Pompeii
Pompeii
Piazza Navona, Rome
Piazza Navona, Rome
Piazza Navona, Rome
Piazza Navona, Rome
Piazza Navona, Rome
Piazza Navona, Rome
Spanish Steps at night. Rome
Spanish Steps at night. Rome

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Vatican
Vatican
Vatican
Vatican

And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed these photos from Italy! I hope my next visit to this beautiful country is not in the distant future. I would love to return to the Amalfi Coast and spend some more time in Florence/ Tuscany.

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standing with my trusty Canon Rebel in Sorrento 
Italy, 2015