Rome’s Colosseum

The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre ever built and a must-see highlight of any visit to Rome. We spent a day there before taking a Mediterranean cruise in 2011. After the cruise we spent another day in the city. That first day had us take a hop on/hop off bus around the city and one […]

Photo Gallery: The Colosseum

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of our visit to the Colosseum. The exterior wall of the Colosseum. Only part of it remains. Cracks in the facade. Actors pose with tourists for pictures Interior walls supported by flying buttresses which also supported the seating. More of the interior of the Colosseum The long […]

Sicily and Mount Etna

Follow us on Facebook! To celebrate our thirtieth wedding anniversary we spent a week in Paris followed by a Mediterranean cruise. The first port of call was Sicily. The ship passed through the narrow strait between the island and the toe of Italy’s boot and then into the harbor of Messina, the island’s third largest city. […]

Photo Gallery: Sicily

Follow us on Facebook! The city of Messina, Sicily Janis and I near Gardini Naxos The Gival Jewels Factory is in a beautiful Italian heritage home. Even the front yard sports some marble statuary. The chandelier in the lobby. An artisan at work. Stark landscape near the Sylvestri Crater on Mount Etna. Janis with a giant […]