S: Italy April 2007
FC: Italian Getaway April 2007 | Milano Firenze Venezia Pisa
1: Venice is a beautiful city of canals and palaces. It is built on an archipelago of 122 islands. The Venetian islands are connected by a series of 400 bridges. St. Mark's Square (San Marco) is the center of the city. The best and cheapest way to go around the islands is by vaporetto (water bus) I find Venice very charming with its cosmopolitan air, meandering canals and old structures.....
2: Venetian skyline showing St. Mark's Square tower and Doge's Palace
4: Tourist in Wonderland!!!!!
7: exploring bella Venice with Aim and Silvin.....
8: Ostello Venezia. Our hostel. Ops, I thought I lost my locker key and had to pay 25 euro -ughhh! | Ostello Venezia. Our hostel. Ops, I thought I lost my locker key and had to pay 25 euro -ughhh! | Puente di RIalto | Ostello Venezia. Our hostel. Ops, I thought I lost my locker key and had to pay 25 euro...ughhh! .. that's my thai friend, AIM
11: Venice Lido (Lido di Venezia) is an 11 km sandbar which separates the central part of the Venetian lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. Lido is famous for the Venetian film festival held every September of the year. hey, i had another addition to my sand collection! ;)
12: Life in the inner courtyard...................
13: Bon appetit!!
14: Duomo di Milano took 5 centuries to complete and is the 4th largest church in the world. The first stone was laid in 1386.
15: Milan was founded by the Insubres Gaul in the 4th century BC. Today, Milan is Italy's most fashionable city and one of the richest cities in Europe. I saw many filipinos in the Piazza del Duomo during my visit.
16: GO GO! AC Milan!! A day in the 2nd largest city of Italy in the region of Lombardy
17: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II | Shopping??.....NEEEEEE WNDOW shopping.... YESSSS!
18: on Holy ground and a prayer of thanks...
20: Castello Sforzesco a real castle at last!!! -.. I only read them in fairy tale books then..
22: Firenze! ..city of culture......city of arts... | under the Tuscan sunset...
24: of postcards and guidebooks...
25: Duomo di Firenze
27: bridge over Arno river | Ponte Vecchio (old bridge c.1333) .. if you love jewelries, this is the place to go...I LUV this PLACE!!! | local scenes..........
28: Art to art...
29: Firenze and me!!!
30: authentic italian feast hmmm... delizioso
31: night scenes
32: PISA.........the last leg of our journey 3 friends, all excited to see the famous leaning tower of Pisa.... personally, i learned about the tower during my high school history class or was it geography? hhmmmm... i cant wait to be near it!!! another dream come true :)
33: onward to the tower....
34: The cathedral and the bell tower The Cathedral was erected in 1063 by the famous architect Buschetto. It is about 100 meters long and 54 meters wide It is an imposing romanesque style architecture. The Bell tower construction begun in 1173 as the last structure of the Cathedral's complex It was completed after 177 years. The tower's construction flaw is also the reason for its fame!
37: The Baptistery This grand structure stands in front of the Cathedral facade. The construction of this building started in 1153 under the supervision of the architect DIOTISALVI... work ended in the 14th century
39: HOmeWardbOuNd to DeLFt