Posted by: eunice | April 23, 2006

Backpacking in Italy – part 2

Rome, Florence and Pisa, Italy – April 14 – 19, 2006

Spending the easter in Italy is both nice and a not-so nice experience.  It is the busiest season in Rome.  Well, what do you expect – its the center of the Catholic belief.  I visited the St. Peters Basilica – it took me 2 hours to go inside the church.  I was not able to visit the Sistine chapel though.. it will be another 4 hours of waiting – so as always – I will do it when I go back.  Also, I just finished reading Dan Brown’s novel “Angels and Demons” where the setting is actually in Rome.. . so for those who have read the novel – the pictures will be familiar to you…

After few days in Rome, I jumped in the train on my way to Florence.. its a nice little city – not as busy as Rome though. I was able to visit “Galleria Academia” where the famous David is located.  I also visited the very nice Fiesole City.

On my way back to Switzerland, I took the plane from Pisa.  I had a 2 hour wait so I went for a walk to visit the famous Leaning Tower.  Its awesome!! – a nice piece of work.

ROME

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St. Peter’s Basilica – easter week

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in line for 2 hours! but its worth it.. just need to be back during ordinary days

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the famous Pietta

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in front of the fountain (threw a coin and had my wish!)

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The Colosseum

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The Pantheon

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Fontana de Trevi – threw a coin to guarantee to come back

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Spanish Steps

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Piazza de Venezia

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Piazza del Poppolo

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Piazza Navona

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Piazza Navona – where the artists are!

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Piazza del Republica

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Castel San Angelo

FLORENCE

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Galleria Academia – David by Michaelangelo (camera is not allowed but its my only chance to capture the real David so I took my camera remove the flash and there you go! they will not put me into prison for that)

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David by Michaelangelo

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Piazza Duomo – Basilica

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Door of Paradise

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Piazza del Signorina

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Palazzo Pitti

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Fiesole City – awesome!

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Fiesole City – nice view!

PISA

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Leaning Tower of Pisa

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its really leaning!!!

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The Tower beside the Duomo church

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