MIlan Street Scene

MIlan Street Scene

What's an Italian city without rows and rows of scooters? Milan's streets are cycle-friendly, scooter-friendly and pedestrian-friendly!

Pisa in the rain

Pisa in the rain

An early morning shower in a Pisa alleyway

Postcard from Venice

Postcard from Venice

The Grand Canal in Venice is far from peaceful with waterbuses, watertaxis and gondolas vying for space! But what a way to travel

Roof garden

Roof garden

Looking down into a roof garden in Florence, Italy from the campanile tower

Shopping in Monterosso

Shopping in Monterosso

Beautiful alleyways in Monterosso-al-Mare - look at those beautiful sunflowers on the right!

Sigh

Sigh

Gondoliers travelling under the Bridge Of Sighs in Venice. Some of the narrow waterways barely see any sunlight, but then there are chinks in the buildings and you can see (sun)light at the end of the tunnel!

Sorrento

Sorrento

Sorrento was where our love of Italy truly began!

Sunrise is just around the corner

Sunrise is just around the corner

Very early in the morning in Venice and the sun is just starting to rise

Sunset on San Giorgio Maggiore

Sunset on San Giorgio Maggiore

This is one of two Istrian stone lighthouse towers in Venice, sitting on Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore

Under Saint Mark's Basilica

Under Saint Mark's Basilica

The arches underneath Saint Mark's Basilica provide shade from the summer sunshine

Venice Backwaters

Venice Backwaters

The only way you find idyllic scenes like this is to rip up the map and quite literally get lost - you never know where you may end up

Venice in sunset light

Venice in sunset light

The evening sunshine lends a beautiful glow to the buildings overlooking the Grand Canal. Those striped "barbershop" poles are such an iconic symbol of Venetian life!

Verona Portrait

Verona Portrait

Like all Italian towns and cities, Verona has lots of narrow roads and alleyways surrounded by tall, three and four-storey buildings, often with beautiful features such as shutters, balconies and window-boxes

Verona Rooftops

Verona Rooftops

More rooftop scenes from the Torre dei Lamberti. Look at that roof garden...don't you want to be sipping your morning coffee or evening glass of wine there?

Vintage frame

Vintage frame

A window in Verona

Vintage Venice

Vintage Venice

Around every corner in Venice you are greeted with beautiful scenes like this one, soft coloured buildings, ornate bridges over narrow canals and boats of all kinds!

Arena di Verona

Arena di Verona

It might not be quite on the same scale at Rome's coliseum, but Verona's arena is still the third largest ampitheatre in Italy and an impressive venue to view an opera

Curvacious

Curvacious

How amazing is this hairpin bend leading to the port in Sorrento! Glad we were walking and not driving here...

Early evening in Venice

Early evening in Venice

The sun beginning to set on the waterways of Venice. The only way you find idyllic scenes like this is to rip up the map and quite literally get lost - you never know where you may end up

Good morning Venice

Good morning Venice

I took the opportunity to get up way before the alarm so that I could capture the off-duty gondolas moored opposite San Giorgio Maggiore at  sunrise

Grand Canal as the sun is setting

Grand Canal as the sun is setting

The sun sets over Venice's Grand Canal, lighting up the beautiful facades on the left hand side.

Keeping out the sun

Keeping out the sun

Mid afternoon in Burano, Venice and the shutters are up to keep the houses nice and cool

Lopsided

Lopsided

Looking down on the Verona rooftops from the 12th century Torre dei Lamberti

Milan Public Transport

Milan Public Transport

A street scene in Milan ,Italy. We only spent one night in Milan, but it was enough time to marvel at the beautiful architecture and bright yellow trams! Definitely a city that deserves a return visit