S: From "Si to Oui" Cruise 2010 A Trip of a Lifetime to Spain to Italy
FC: From "Si to Oui" Cruise May 2010 Barcelona, Naples, Pisa, Rome, Genoa, and Toulon
1: It was a beautiful day the Friday we left for our Cruise to the Mediterranean. | We flew out of Port Columbus with friends in tow. Steve and Jenn Wright, and Ashley Jobes and Brandon Hess, and Jim and Christie Ireland
2: We arrived in Barcelona on Saturday, May 15 early in the morning. After a few hours of sleep we boarded a bus and traveled to the center of the city called Las Ramblas; a shopping district in the middle of this wonderfully historic city.
3: Barcelona, Spain
4: La Sagrada Familia is one of Barcelona's most celebrated architects, Gaudi's, most famous works. It is a Roman catholic church that has been under construction since 1882 and it is not expected to be complete until at least 2026.
6: Naples, Italy
7: Naples was the only port city where we could walk into. Our first site upon entering was the Castel Nuovo. It was an amazing castle located on the outskirts of town. This city is famous for the creation of pizza. The streets are very close and the are filled with hidden alleys a bloom with much to do and see.
8: Beautiful... | Beautiful..
11: Naples, Italy May 16, 2010
12: Rome, Italy The Roman Colosseum | These are pictures of the Roman Colosseum, located in the heart of Rome. Amazingly, it took only 7 years to complete and could seat up to 70,000. It was built in 80 A.D.
14: The Arch of Constantine
15: ROMA May 19, 2010
17: St.Peter's Basilica and Vatican City Rome has the most magnificent sites to see. Among the many are Vatican City and the Basilica. We arrived with our tour group and waited in line for about 25 minutes to tour the church. St. Peter's Basilica has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world, holding 60,000 people. The sites were breathtaking to say the least. After site seeing, we then ate at a quaint little curb side ristorante.
21: The Vatican May 19, 2010
24: Pisa, Italy
25: What a wonderful, whimsical city! We loved Pisa! The tower began construction in 1173 and it wasn't finished until 1350. The area of Pisa consists of three buildings, the Bell Tower, The Baptistry of the Cathedral, and Piazza Duomo, also known as Campo dei Miracoli. As we were leaving, we wandered upon "Thomas." A fork bender who made beautiful, bracelets.
30: Genoa | Welcome to Genoa
31: May 21, 2010
35: Genoa is known for the birthplace of Christopher Columbus
38: A YEAR IN REVIEW
41: Friends Make Every Day A Party | "The friends we meet on the path of life make the trip worth while."