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Friday, 30 June 2017

One Teacher's Italian Adventures!

This past Spring Break, I was fortunate enough to travel to Italy with my friend, Megan.  We booked a Contiki tour and spent 11 days in Italy, seeing Rome, Vatican City, Verona, Florence, San Gimignano, Pisa, Venice, Naples, and Pompeii.  It was an amazing trip!

Here are some photos.

The Spanish Steps in Rome

The Pantheon in Rome. We were wandering through the narrow Roman streets looking for the Pantheon, and turned a corner which opened up into this square. It was amazing and certainly took my breath away!

Inside the Pantheon, looking up at the opening in the roof.

Trevi Fountain in Rome

Me at the Trevi Fountain :)

St. Peter's Basillica in Vatican City

Looking down on the ruins of the Roman Forum with the Colosseum in the background

Roman Forum

The Colosseum in Rome

Michelangelo's David in Florence. This took my breath away! I could have stood in that gallery all day just admiring the artistry. The vein details in the hands are especially awesome, and I had to keep reminding myself that it is made of marble!

Florence!

San Gimignano in Tuscany

Tuscany

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Juliet statue in Verona. They say if you touch her right breast, you'll be lucky in love. I had to give it a try!

Juliet's balcony in Verona.

Venice!
 
The birds over St. Mark's Square in Venice

Venetian canal

The ruins of Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii's Forum, with Mt. Vesuvius in the distance

The Bay of Naples with the Isle of Capri in the distance
 It was an amazing trip and now I want to explore the region more! I'm hoping to get a chance to travel more in the south of Italy, and along the Eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea in Montenegro, Albania, and, especially, Croatia.

Have you been to any of those places?  Is there anything I can't miss? Let me know in the comments below. 

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