Tag: italy

Milan

As we head to the border for a nice afternoon in Switzerland, I thought I’d post a few pictures of Milan.  The Milan Cathedral took 6 centuries to complete and is quite massive.  It’s the largest church in Italy and fifth largest in the world.  We…

Venice

Yesterday we arrived in Venice and saw the first rain and cool weather of the trip.  The chilly weather didn’t last long, though, as we woke to sunshine on Wednesday.  Our hotel is just a short walk from the Piazza San Marco, which is a large…

Pisa and Wine Tasting in Tuscany

Today we took a short drive from Florence to visit Pisa.  The Leaning Tower is certainly the main attraction, but the architecture of the nearby cathedral is wonderful.  Construction of the tower started in 1173 and lasted more than 199 years.  Pisa is also filled with…

Florence

On our way from Sorrento to Florence, one cannot help but notice the ancient Roman structures along the way.  Some are still in good condition and are used for housing or business, while some are only a crumbled pile of stone, protected by law and left…

Sorrento and Capri

It’s difficult to imagine a more appealing seaside than Sorrento and the nearby isle of Capri.  The tall cliffs, blue Mediterranean waters and classic architecture are straight out of a renaissance painting. Capri is surrounded by massive cliffs and clear blue waters.  Quiet streets are dotted…

Arrived in Rome

We arrived in Rome around 9am local time (3 am Detroit time). The Ambasciatori Palace hotel is nice, and in the old section of Rome. Over the next few days we’ll tour the Vatican and will see the Colosseum, among other sites. It’s slow to update…