Each Hari Raya holidays i get to take my longest vacation for the year. This year we decided to see the land of the gladiators. How to describe it, in one word - awesome . I took in total 740 photos and that was just scratching the surface.
We started at Lake Como
Magnificent mansions and villas everywhere
night view near the lake promenade
From Como we took a side trip into Switzerland for some shopping here again
This is what you call a showroom. Only Yamahas
I came here last year to get a riding suit for myself. This time we came to get a suit for my wife.
Back in Como by lunch. Time to walk around.
After a couple of days we came here
Looks familiar ?
Venice : )
Great local beer
After a few days there it was on to Florence.
here is the view from my hotel roof garden
Scooters rule here
Till i saw the real tourer
Massive church in Florence. See the top of the dome ?
Zoomed in : 0
Ancient buildings everywhere
Ancient map of Malaysia from the Roman travellers. click to see the old names.
Some survive till today
14th century bridge with shops lining the main path
Same bridge at dusk
13th century bridge
This is so cool . An old tower becomes someones private residence with gardens and parking
Trying to be artistic : )
Same as above just zoomed in
The next day we took a drive to first Lucca
Ancient walled city
Then to here
look , it leans
After a couple of days all roads lead here.
View from my hotel roof garden
That obelisk is from ancient Egypt . more than 2000 years old
Where men walked
fought and died
The interior of the Collesium
Its bigger than it looks
Ancient F1 track.
Piazza de Popolo
The Spanish steps
The next day it was the Vatican
The inside of St.Peters. you can fit a 747 in there
Click this to get some scale
the famous square
that tiny dot at the end is a 10 foot high door. amazing decor .
Sistine chapel . You are not supposed to take pics here but with a rotating screen stealth photography was easy.
The most famous part. Zoomed in
Here you can see room after room intricately decorated.
Italy was magnificant. And that was just a short trip.
Wish i could ride the country though. hmmmmmm.
Grazie and arreverdeci .