S: 2006 Anniversary Mediterranean Cruise ~ Italy, Greece, France, Monaco
BC: ~ 2006 ~ | Naples/Pompeii, Mykonos, Santorini, Messina (Sicily), Florence/Pisa, Nice, Monaco, Rome
FC: Kirk & Megan's 1yr. Anniversary trip Europe 2006 Mediterranean Cruise
1: We took a 10 day European cruise to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary. The cruise began/ended near Rome and visited Naples ~ Mykonos ~ Santorini ~ Messina (Sicily) ~ Florence ~ Nice/Monaco. Afterward we stayed in Rome for 3 glorious days!
2: We flew to Civitavecchia, Italy with a long layover in Munich, Germany. The Swiss Alps were breath-takingly beautiful!
6: The 1st morning we woke up in Naples with Castle Nuovo in front of us and Mt. Vesuvius behind us.
7: Pompeii, Italy was destroyed by an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79AD
11: Mykonos, Greece
14: Santorini, Greece
16: Fira, Oia, Santo Winery, 600 Steps, Kameni Volcano
18: Messina (Sicily), Italy
20: As the time approached midnight on Friday the 13th, some really strange things happened. First we saw Stromboli (a volcano that constantly erupts), then the moon had an eerie red glow, and just after midnight something large fell from the sky and landed in the water near our boat. We assume it was a meteorite since there were no planes in the sky and no land nearby. Oh, and a man walked into a glass door and nearly broke his nose!
24: Pisa, Italy
25: Florence, Italy
26: We ate lunch in Florence and strolled over the Ponte Vecchio. We wish we could have spent more time here to visit some of the museums.
28: Nice, France
35: Rome, Italy
37: Vatican City
39: Sistine Chapel
41: Castel Sant'Angelo & Tiber River
43: Trevi Fountain
44: The Coliseum
48: Arch of Constantine dedicated to Constantine by the Senate in 315 AD to commemorate his victory over Maxentius in the battle of the Milvian Bridge.
50: Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
54: Capuchin Crypt
55: The view from our hotel room was the Vittorio Emmanuel monument.
59: Mamertine Prison where Apostles Peter & Paul were imprisoned before execution.
60: Largo di Torre Argentina is a square in Rome, Italy, that hosts four Republican Roman temples, and the remains of Pompey's Theatre. It is the real location where Julius Caesar was assassinated | Largo di Torre Argentina