S: Karla & Scott 21st Anniversary Trip/October 12-19, 2009
FC: Italy 2009
1: Welcome to Formia and Gaeta | Scott and Mikel-Lauren at Micky D's - Italian style!
3: Gaeta town view and home to our hosts, Mikel Lauren and Steve Proulx
5: On board the U.S.S. Mount Whitney
7: The cove where "Pirates of the Caribbean" was filmed, which reputedly was created by a split in the mountain when Christ was crucified..
9: Welcome to Rome! First stop, the Roman Forum, the symbolic center of the ancient Roman world..
11: Courtyard and house of the Vestal Virgins. and the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina (left).
12: The Colosseum, Rome's greatest amphitheater, which seated 55,000.
14: Michelangelo's "School of Athens" in the Vatican Museum, which shows philosophers and scholars, including the artist himself..
15: St. Peter's Basilica, Catholicism's most sacred shrine and where the Pope lives
16: Various pieces of artwork within the Vatican Museum., including "The Laocoon" of Hercules (left).
18: Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
20: Berninii's canopy, which stands over the reputed burial spot of St. Peter himself. If you rub Peter's statue (above), good luck is promised..
22: Michelangelo's "La Pieta" (above). Karla on the Spanish Steps (right) | Trevi Fountain (right)
26: Overlooking the Ponte Vecchio, the old bridge with shops. Michelangelo's famous "David," inside the Accademia Museum.
27: The Uffizi Museum, Italy's "Louvre." In front stands this "David" replica.
29: Shots around the Baptistry and the Duomo do Firenze, with its famous doors and mosaics.
31: On to Tuscany, renowned for its art, history, evocative landscape, and chianti wine!
32: We took a one day Tuscan Tour that took us through the hills of Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and the Chianti countryside, with an ever changing scenery of vineyards and olive trees. The final stop was at Casa Emma where we tasted several wines before we found a favorite!
37: San Gimignano's famous skyline, almost unchanged from the Middle Ages.
40: Italy's prettiest medieval town, Siena, once a capital to rival Florence.
42: Casa Emma, the finest of Italian wineries.
47: Venice, there is no place like it! Shots from the Grand Canal.
49: Shots from the famous Rialto Bridge | A romantic gondola ride
50: Shots from the Piazza San Marco, including the famous Basilica..
58: Happy 21st Anniversary! | Gaeta il hostromo ritorante*bar*pizzeria Via S. Giatomo snc Roma Angelino Al Fori ristorante*pizzeria*cafe di Giraldi Angelo & C s.n.c. Largo Corrado Ricci, 40-43a-00184 Roma Florence Aqua Al 2/Firenze-Italy via della Vigna Vecchia 40/R Residenza dei Pucci Via dei Pucci 9, Centro Storico 50122 Tuscany Casa Emma di Fiorella Lepri P.P di Castellina in Chianti 3-Loc. S. Donato in Poggio 50021 Barberino Val D'Elsa (FI) | Venice Hotel Centauro San marco, Campo Manin 4297, 30124 Venezia
59: The Grand Canal at Dusk
60: Venice's Hard Rock Cafe, reminiscent of our first gathering at Hark Rock NYC!