Everybody knows the story of Pompeii. However it was quite solemn to visit the ruined city, painstakingly excavated. Pictured here with the volcano that destroyed it, Vesuvius, in the background.
Viewed from a street in Sorrento, someone has hung lots of fruit and vegetables on their balcony.
No explanation required – I just liked the colour!
The Sea Cloud is a sailing cruise ship – most unusual. Pictured here docked in Venice, the passengers we spoke to from this ship told us their next port of call was in Croatia.
This is the “car park” for the Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, which sits proudly in the harbour of Venice. There doesn’t appear to be much on the islet except for a church.
As we sailed out of Venice, these small boats didn’t seem to care that a 70,000 ton ship was heading straight for them!
Sorry, I can’t remember which church this is. I was more taken with the fact that the moon was clearly visible in the sky.
I love the toy-town coloured houses along the canal, leading to the lagoon of Venice, taken from the island of Burano.
This is a typical view of a Venetian canal.
This view of Mount Etna was taken from Taormina.