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
An early morning shower in a Pisa alleyway
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
Looking down into a roof garden in Florence, Italy from the campanile tower
Shopping in Monterosso
Beautiful alleyways in Monterosso-al-Mare - look at those beautiful sunflowers on the right!
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 was where our love of Italy truly began!
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
This is one of two Istrian stone lighthouse towers in Venice, sitting on Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore
Under Saint Mark's Basilica
The arches underneath Saint Mark's Basilica provide shade from the summer sunshine
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
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!
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
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?
A window in Verona
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
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
How amazing is this hairpin bend leading to the port in Sorrento! Glad we were walking and not driving here...
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
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
The sun sets over Venice's Grand Canal, lighting up the beautiful facades on the left hand side.
Keeping out the sun
Mid afternoon in Burano, Venice and the shutters are up to keep the houses nice and cool
Looking down on the Verona rooftops from the 12th century Torre dei Lamberti
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
From the canals of Venice in the north to the beautiful coastline town of Sorrento in the south, Italy is a country full of history and stunning beauty.