Shirley's Trip to Italy March 2004

Looking at the city of Rome from the top of St. Peter's Basilica

The Amphitheater inside the Coliseum

The Lucia Fontana Sculpture 1899

The courtyard of St Peter's Basilica


Positano, a small village on the steep Amalfi coastline


Inside the Pompeii ruins.
Covered with ash from Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD


Leaning Tower of Pisa. Really a bell tower

Looking out of my hotel window in Venice


The Grand Canal of Venice (Main Street)
Venice has no streets, only waterways.
Venice is really 120 islands several miles from mainland.


All travel is done by boat.
There are water taxis, water buses, and these Gondolas

St Mark's Basilica Venice

St Mark's Basilica. Since the floor has sunk to below
sea level, you must walk on platforms to stay dry.