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  Photos from a partially-guided trip to Italy.  The heart of this trip was a tour operated by European Castles Tours: Italian Highlights – Rome, Florence and Venice.  I also had some time on my own south of Naples and in northern Italy.  There were rainy days, but the sun usually shone when I wanted it most.

The link to the Pictures File is below the Sample Images.  A Route Map and a Table of Contents are provided below that, both in on-screen and printable forms.


Quick Start: Italy.pdf


Sample Images

Here are a few sample images from the picture files.  You can click or tap on these to see larger versions.

Marina Grande, Capri, Italy


Colosseum, Rome, Italy


Tuscan hills, Italy

Tuscan Hills

Leaning Tower, Pisa, Italy


Skyline of Florence, Italy


Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy


Maggiore Express, Italy

Maggiore Express

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre



Link to Pictures File


You can access the PDF pictures file by clicking or tapping on the link below.


Route Map

The tour started in Rome, with highlights visits and an out-of-town excursion to Tivoli.  Assisi was a stop en route to Florence, home base for explorations of that city and the surrounding Tuscan hill towns.  Lido Island was the home base for the visits to Venice and the nearby islands.

I added explorations from Naples before the tour, to see Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and Pompeii, and some time in northern Italy after, to visit Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Cinque Terre, and Milan.

A package of printable maps is available if you wish paper copies to follow along.  Italy Maps includes the route map shown below and more detailed maps of southern and northern destinations.

Netherlands map

Table of Contents

The Contents table from the pictures file is reproduced below.  If you wish a paper copy to target your viewing, use Italy Printable Contents .

Contents   2
Introduction   3
Route Map   4
Southern Explorations  
Naples   5
South Map  10
Pompeii  11
Capri  24
Amalfi Coast  38
Italian Highlights Tour  
Tour Map  51
Ancient Rome  52
The Vatican  71
Tivoli  76
Perugia  79
Assisi  83
Tuscany  85
San Gimignano  86
Siena  90
Pisa  93
Florence  97
Verona 107
Venice 109
Northern Explorations  
North Map 126
Stresa 127
Lake Maggiore 132
Maggiore Express 140
Maggiore Islands 148
Milan 162
Cinque Terre 174
End 194