Scenes of Italy

Italian gelato

Corner gelato shops are as ubiquitous in Italy as Starbucks cafés are in America.

Art, history, food, fashion, and culture; Italy has something for everyone. I’ve written about my experiences in Venice and Florence and will undoubtedly go into further detail about the Vatican and Rome later. Below, I’ve chosen one representative photograph from each stop on my tour of Italy.

Venice

Venetian gondolier

Venice is comprised of more than one hundred islands connected by bridges, so walking and gondola rides are the most common modes of transportation.

Florence

View of Florence from Michelangelo Square

From this vantage point at Michelangelo Square, you can see Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, and Florence Cathedral.

Pisa

Pisa Baptistry, Pisa Cathedral, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Piazza del Duomo is the site of the Pisa Baptistry, Pisa Cathedral, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Vatican City

Laocoön and His Sons

I can’t explain how excited I was to see one of my favorite sculptures, Laocoön and His Sons, on display at the Vatican Museums.

Rome

The Colosseum

The view inside the Colosseum (which is also called the Flavian Amphitheatre by those in the ~know).

Bonus

Gelato

Seriously—gelato is everywhere in Italy, and it’s amazing!

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