395 Photos - Jul 21, 2014
Photo: Waiting at SFO for our plane to Frankfurt and then on to NapoliPhoto: NapoliPhoto: Hercules in the Archaeology museum in NapoliPhoto: Photo: Mosaics from Pompeii in the archaeology museumPhoto: Photo: Charlotte's not sure about this fresco....she didn't think much of the phallic windchimes either.Photo: Photo: Random Galleria in NapoliPhoto: Photo: Photo: Old roman street in the piazza right near our hotelPhoto: Street scene in NapoliPhoto: NapoliPhoto: Fish market in Napoli. We were all very upset when a poor octopus managed to escape it's barrel only to become someone's lunch.Photo: NapoliPhoto: NapoliPhoto: Funicular up to the top of the hill in NapoliPhoto: Napoli with Vesuvius in the backgroundPhoto: NapoliPhoto: Photo: Another galleria in NapoliPhoto: Castle in Napoli. Had a moat too! Now a museum and government offices.Photo: Cathedral in Napoli. We were too lazy to walk over there and go in.Photo: How does he do that?Photo: Photo: Photo: Chillin' in the loft of our hotel in NapoliPhoto: First gelato of the vacationPhoto: Photo: Photo: SorrentoPhoto: Lemon grove in SorrentoPhoto: Photo: Tourist shop in SorrentoPhoto: View from our apartment in Sorrento. The hotel where we had pool/ocean passes is the white building to the far rightPhoto: Yummy delizia, a Sorrento specialty (fluffy lemon whipped cream cake)Photo: Cirumvesuviana to PompeiiPhoto: PompeiiPhoto: Gladiator training/ housingPhoto: Photo: Photo: TheaterPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Villa, notice frescoesPhoto: Photo: Interior courtyard, used to gather water and for lightPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Roman bathsPhoto: Ceiling of roman bathsPhoto: Notice cubbies for shoes & clothes in Roman bathsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Stones always placed the same distance to allow carts through. People only crossed streets on the stones because they were basically an open sewer.Photo: Photo: Woman's area of the bathsPhoto: Photo: In the forumPhoto: Pompeiin restaurant. There would have been hot food in the counter containers, and the customers ate standing upPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Dinner in Sorrento the night Italy lost their World Cup game. Man, was everyone subdued after that.Photo: Custom made sandals in SorrentoPhoto: Us with the sandal makerPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Marina grande in SorrentoPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Il Bufalo, fabulous restaurant in Sorrento. We ate their twice!Photo: PositanoPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: This little car suits CharlottePhoto: Lunch in SorrentoPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Charlotte enjoying the Mediterranean seaPhoto: Down in the hotel's swimming area. The old public stairs to the ocean are in the background, they're closed now.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: View from the pool at the hotel in SorrentoPhoto: Photo: Tourist show in Sorrento (Tarantella)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The hotel we stayed at on our honeymoonPhoto: Recreated Pompeian villa in Sorrento. Shops on the bottom, just like there would have been.Photo: Cool restaurant that served what they served (whatever was in season).Photo: Making limoncelloPhoto: Italian flag granitaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Enjoying the poolPhoto: Photo: Photo: Train to RomePhoto: Our apartment in Rome, built in the 1500'sPhoto: PantheonPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Trevi fountain, under renovation. Threw coins in anyway.Photo: Photo: Nice doorway - we stayed up the street from here on our honeymoonPhoto: Hotel we stayed at on our honeymoonPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Palantine hill. Genevieve liked this the most, they even had pre-roman ruins of the huts they used to live inPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: The Foro RomanoPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Colossal donut outside the colliseumPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Mark ordered a salami appetizer. He got this basket and a knife, no kidding.Photo: Photo: Trajan's market, oldest known shopping mallPhoto: Genevieve is a fan of the mallPhoto: Vittorio Emanuel monumentPhoto: Photo: Cool house in RomePhoto: Capitoline MuseumPhoto: Photo: Marcus Aurelius on a horsePhoto: Photo: View of the forums from the Capitoline Museum. Why did I forget how much cooler and uncrowded the forum is in the evening. Definitely we should have toured this later in the day.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A snapshot of the many kinds of pasta available. Shapes I've never heard of.Photo: Crepes in a little piazza near our apartmentPhoto: Roman market. The water comes from the Roman Aqueduct and is way better tasting than anything you can buy in a bottle.Photo: Food tour of Rome. Starts with olive oil and balsamicPhoto: Photo: Then to the limoncello and liqueursPhoto: SalumeriaPhoto: Photo: So many choicesPhoto: Photo: After the cheese, we made a pizzaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Charlotte enjoys a post-lunch hot chocolatePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Vatican museumsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Ancient mosaic. If had the money, I would so recreate one of these in my house.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: St. Peter'sPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Brandy Melville (trendy teen store started in the Bay Area) has a HUGE store in Rome. Most of the clothes are manufactured in Italy.Photo: Our apartment in VeronaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Living room in VeronaPhoto: Bedroom in VeronaPhoto: Piazza Bra in VeronaPhoto: Same location as a photo we took the last time we were in Verona and the girls were 1.5 and four.http://www.markandmonica.com/Photos/Itally2004/pages/IMG_7130.htmlPhoto: Aperol Spritz, my new favorite drink!Photo: Photo: Those are blocks of parmesanPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: And 10 years before, same location: http://www.markandmonica.com/Photos/Itally2004/images/IMG_7503_edited.jpgPhoto: Giusti GardensPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Lunch at the restaurant next door to our apartmentPhoto: Juliet's balconyPhoto: Arena in VeronaPhoto: Photo: Inside the duomoPhoto: Photo: Photo: Castello san Pietro in VeronaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Another match to an old photo http://www.markandmonica.com/Photos/Itally2004/pages/IMG_7198_edited.htmlPhoto: Photo: Photo: http://www.markandmonica.com/Photos/Itally2004/pages/IMG_7198_edited.html She was so little!Photo: Photo: Beautiful medieval frescoes of Piazza Erbe. Verona is such an elegant town.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Piazza dei SignoriPhoto: Photo: She's a bit bigger now too. http://www.markandmonica.com/Photos/Itally2004/pages/IMG_2518.htmlPhoto: Photo: There is a Quadratini (Loacker) store in Verona. They're from the Dolomiti. Who knew?Photo: Photo: Genevieve's vespa. Parked in the same spot the entire time we were in Verona.Photo: Going to see the Opera (Carmen)Photo: Candles lit at the start of the operaPhoto: Photo: SirmionePhoto: Photo: Gorgeous view from the restaurant where we had lunchPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The Sirmione peninsula stretches behind usPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: The playground at our apartment hotel in CastelrottoPhoto: Photo: All of a sudden we're in Germany...Photo: Interesting snailsPhoto: DolomitiPhoto: Gondola to the top of Alpe di Suisi/ Seiser almPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Nice speedo dudePhoto: Photo: Photo: The civilized way to hike. Stop for a hot chocolate/ cappuccino along the wayPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Cow not budging. Guess we'll go around. And I further guess this happens a lot, there is a bypass trail!Photo: Photo: Photo: We got a bit lost, walked forever and we're hungry and in desperate need of a bathroom.Photo: All better now! Found a nice hutte.Photo: Genevieve channeling her inner MariaPhoto: Who's holding that beer?!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: CastelrottoPhoto: BolzanoPhoto: Dressing like Otzi the icemanPhoto: What Otzi looked likePhoto: Photo: Photo: VenicePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Acqua AltaPhoto: Chocolate!Photo: Panna Cotta in VenicePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Our hotel (and where we stayed on our honeymoon)Photo: Photo: Photo: Bridge of sighsPhoto: Doge's palacePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: And ten years ago...http://www.markandmonica.com/Photos/Itally2004/pages/STA_2672.htmlPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Gondola RidePhoto: Photo: Hot chocolate - look how thick it is!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: MuranoPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: BuranoPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Dinner along the grand canal in front of our hotelPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Those are the stairs up to the hotel. Yikes with heavy luggage!Photo: Leaving Venice in a water taxi.Photo: Photo: