Thursday, 28 May 2009

Rome - Down the road ..

Take the tour bus down the road and what do we see in the distance  ?

The Colosseum ...


Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Rome - Getting around

When in Rome a practical way of seeing the sights is to get the Tour Bus.

Give you legs a rest and see all the attractions from the  comfort of an open top bus ...


Tuesday, 26 May 2009


Catania - Via Etnea - Poste e Telegrafi

1940's Postcard.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Rome - Trevi Fountain

At 85 ft high the Trevi Fountain is Rome's largest baroque fountain.

The fountain is found in the Piazza di Trevi ... where else ??

Completed in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini.


Thursday, 21 May 2009

Rome - Street scene

A busy little street in the heart of Rome .

Lots of action ..


Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Taranto -Via d'Aquina

Taranto -  Via d'Aquina

1940's postcard.


Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Rome - Spanish Steps

Rome's Spanish Steps - very famous !!!

Usually photographed when it is quiet and without people but I think the people in the photographs are much more interesting ..

The steps built 1723-6 link Piazza di Spagna to the church of Trinita dei Monti.


Monday, 11 May 2009


Catania - Sottopassaggio Giardino Bellini.

1940's postcard.


Friday, 8 May 2009

Pisa - The main attraction.

The main attractions of Pisa - first the Baptistry with the Cathedral and Tower behind.

Battistero - Duomo - Torre.


Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Florence - City Walls

The city walls of Florence - not far from the city centre.

These walls must be able to tell a tale ..


Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Fast boat on Lake Como

This looks quite a speedy boat here on Lake Como.

Another image from 1987.


Saturday, 2 May 2009


Catania - Via Umbert I

1940's postcard.


Friday, 1 May 2009

Livorno - Cisternone

The Cisternone is one of the neoclassical cisterns built between 1829 and 1848 to provide and clean water for Livorno.

It is part of the purification plant for the Leopoldino aqueduct.