Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lake Bracciano and Winery Tour

Wow July has just flown by! Ever since we got back from our trip it has been non-stop and the blogging got left behind. So I thought I would try to fix that today with some more travel photos! As always, click on the photos to view them bigger.
Outside of Rome we went on a tour to Lake Bracciano and a winery. It was a wonderful day of beautiful sights and great food and wine.

At the lake we stopped at a small town to do some sight seeing and take some pictures.

We also saw this castle near the lake where Tom Cruise and Katy Holmes got married! It was a great day.

I will be back with more photos soon and lots of projects that I have been working on since we got back. I finished a few scrapbook pages and even a few knitting projects to share.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Pisa and Florence, Italy

We had a private tour guide in Pisa and Florence which was wonderful. He was able to take us to all the places we wanted to go! Our first stop of the day was the leaning tower of Pisa. We were able to climb to the top which was amazing!
Our view as we climbed to the top, it was a little hard in places because you felt like you were going to run into the wall, that whole leaning thing can be a problem.
Once we got to the top of the tower we saw these great views of the city. So glad this was our first stop of the day because it got hot a few hours later.
The bells at the top of the tower.
Pisa was having a celebration so the city was very quite that morning, everyone was still sleeping.
Then we took a drive through Tuscany on our way to Florence and saw some olive trees and grape vines.
We stopped above the city to take some pictures before heading down into the city for lunch.

We stopped at the museum where the David is kept and were able to walk around the city a little bit. It was very crowded that day.

We walked to this bridge where all of the jewelry stores are and looked around.
Then ate some gelato and headed back to the ship.