Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Taranto - Viale dell' Arsenale

Taranto - Viale dell' Arsenale

1940's postcard ....


Help 2.

The problem with download p.txt.html appears to have been resolved and the corrective action taken.

The cause - a gadget added to the Blog - in this case the clock.

If things do start to go wrong with your Blog then a good idea is to check the gadgets ..

Happy Blogging !


Sunday, 29 March 2009

Help ??

Whenever I access or refresh a page in Pictures of Italy Blog I get a warning message that an application p.txt.html wants to download ( this seems to be a Google search engine ).

Another  person  also has a similar problem with their Blog.

Anyone out there with this problem ? And the big question - how do you rectify this ??

Many thanks .......


Grottaglie - Piazza Vittorio Veneto e R. Pretura

1940's Postcard


Friday, 27 March 2009

Pisa - Ornate !!

A very ornate building near the Piazza dei Cavalleri in Pisa.

I think it may be the church of Santo Stefano - but do not quote me on that ...


Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Florence - Shop

Small shop in the back streets of Florence not far from the city centre.

I would imagine that it sells everything ...


Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Pisa - Through the wall

Pisa's cathedral and tower seen through the gate in the city wall.

Picture taken one fine January morning ..


Pisa - Stadio Arena Garibaldi

A fine view of the football stadium named after Garibaldi - seen here from the top of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Anyone for a game of football ??


Friday, 20 March 2009


The beautiful Italian Dolomites  ..

Always well worth a visit to this majestic area that was once part of Austria.


Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Livorno - Arches

Livorno - this pleasant walkway with the arches can be found near the Piazza della Repubblica.

Somewhere to keep out of the rain on a wet day.


ABC Wednesday - I is for Italy

I is for Italy - famous for Roman Remains, Art, Sculpture and of course Florence 

Here is the famous Ponte Vecchio one of the most famous attractions in Italy. The bridge is lined with shops selling paintings and jewellery and was quite busy here in January when this picture was taken ..


Monday, 16 March 2009

Florence - River Arno

River Arno at Florence.

Looking rather dirty - several days of rain had filled the river with an abundance of water ..


Sunday, 15 March 2009

Florence - Quiet corner

A nice quiet corner - on a Sunday anyway ........ A few trees and grass.

Not far from the Ponte Vecchio.

Florence - Street poster 2

Nice bright colours on these street posters in Florence.

Brightens up the wall.


Saturday, 14 March 2009


Grottaglie - Porta S. Angelo e Viale Stazione.

1940's postcard

Thursday, 12 March 2009


Mestre - Chiesa di S. Lorenzo e Ponte della Campana.

1940's postcard.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Livorno - Church

Typical Italian church - Google Earth tells me it is the chiesa s. Andrea but I'm not too sure about that ..

It always pays to check out what you are actually taking pictures of.


Venice - Rialto Bridge

The famous Rialto Bridge ( Ponte di Rialto ) here in Venice

Scanned from a picture taken in 2002


Saturday, 7 March 2009

Livorno - Street Scene

This was a dismal wet day here in Livorno ..

Driving rain throughout our visit ..


Thursday, 5 March 2009

Pisa - Cathedral of St.Mary

The cathedral of St.Mary in Pisa even in January attracts quite a few visitors.

The white marble stands out against the blue sky - a brilliant white colour.


Sunday, 1 March 2009

Florence - Winged Lion

A close up shot of the winged lion - here in Florence.

Not sure where in Florence this photo was taken - we were just tramping around all the tourist spots.