San Marino, Italy & the Vatican
Lovely view into Emilia-Romagna from my balcony at Grand Hotel, San Marino
La Rocca o Guaita fort 650 meters above the
sea level - an incredible view!
The Adriatic sea with Rimini as seen from San Marino
The Byblos night club, Riccione at 02.58 AM - hip, loud and sweaty
View of the landscape in the Le Marche region, close to Urbino
Palazzo Senatorio and Foro Romano in Roma
Fontana di Trevi, Roma (yes, I did throw in a coin!)
Il Vaticano: Piazza di San Pietro with the basilica in the centre
At the coloseo
This breathtaking view of Salerno meets anyone arriving from Roma on the A1 highway
Friends gathering at the Easy Riders Irish Pub in Salerno,
Daniela, Carmine and Rory having a laugh together
Same people on the beach south of Salerno the next day
A delicious pizza (Napoli style) as served in the Torre
restaurant close to Maiori village on the Amalfi coast
Later the same evening Mario arrives from Dublin to join the fun
Next day aboard a boat heading from Salerno to Amalfi.
Carmine, Mario, Rory, Lucia and a friend of hers
Amalfi village, one of several pearls on the Amalfi coast
The Duomo Sant' Andrea in Amalfi, displaying its Arab-Norman exterior with origins
dating back to early 10th century Chiostro del Paradiso offers a beautiful view
of the bell tower of the Duomo - a great photo taken by Carmine
Spending yet another hot day on the beach, this time in
Palinuro, 2½ hours ride
south of Salerno. Mauritzio, Daniela, Rosario, Carmine, Mario and Rory
Daniela and Mauritzio riding his BMW, without helmets - of course!
Teaming up at Salerno's railroad station to meet &
Milena upon her homecoming from Dublin [photo: D. Manzo]
A great meal follows instantly: the Trianon restaurant
serves 'la vera pizza napolitana',
adhearing to the traditional recipy including buffalo milk mozzarella cheeze, extra
virgin olive oil, sea salt and a genrous helping of very soft bread - delicious!
South of Salerno lies Paestum, the remainings of one of
many cities including some of the world's best preserved Greek temples
Paestum: Tempio di Cerere from 6th century BC
After an incredible 15+ course meal at the Manzo family's.
Enzo, Carmine, Daniela, Milena, Italia, Sandra and Mauritzio
Even Carmine thought the humid heat too much sometimes -
that was quite a comfort to me!
Friends having a good time at Easy Riders Irish pub in
Salerno, as Rory
and the barmaid enjoys some traditional Irish dancing behind the bar
A beautiful back-yard and a well preserved painting in one of Pompei's houses on mt Vesuvio
Another beautiful back-yard in Pompei and the 'lupinario', the city's brothel
Manarola village, one of the Cinque Terre (five villages)
on the coast between La Spezia and Genova
A beautiful alley in Corniglia, another of le Cinque Terre
and a small
boat along the coast-line, close to the Manarola village
A veiw of the coast along the beautiful Cinque Terre coast
The 'Via dell Amore' walking path connects the five
beautiful stretch is between Riomaggiore and Manarola
Two views of the Rapallo bay
The Colnaghi family offered me a magnificent lunch
which was a marvellous way to end my Italian journey.
Getting up on the highway from Milano out to the Malpensa airport was quite advenurous due to heavy rains