Saturday, May 24, 2008

Sun continues to shine on Italian tour by Jan Sherman and Kim Nichols

This is the Fortezza Vecchia... (Old Fort)... In the Port of Livorn

This is the Leaning Tower of Pisa... Yes, again. Since we were not able to do everything the first day we came, we drove back into town. The military base is only 10 mins from here. And this time, you will notice that there are blue skies... No rain today! We are lovin it!

This is the Pisa Duomo, from inside the cemetery.

This is the Bascilica of San Piero a Grado. This church was built where it is believed that St. Peter first stepped foot in Italy. It is here, that in Roman times, the mouth of the River Arno flowed into the Sea and it is from this point that St. Peter began his pilgrimage to Rome in 42 AD. The church standing today has its foundations dated back to 1004 to 1009. That's pretty damn old!

Started our trek thru the Cinque Terra - 5 villages that cling to the Mediteranean Sea coast. Can only get there by train or boat.

This is the village of Vernazza. Along the "Cinque Terra"


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