Azure Italian Skies Greet our Summer Tour of Italy!
Cobble stone pavement, street signs, city maps, look out, a Vespa! It can be easy to become distracted when wandering through Italy’s city streets. When you are on our tour,looking down might become habitual.
These photos capture the azure Italian skies of one of the world’s most beautiful countries along with some of the more interesting aspects of the upper reaches of the architecture.
On tour we tell our travelers to “look up” as we are walking. Human nature often keeps our eyes low to the ground but much of the spectacular architecture in Italy is above eye level. Italy has so much history that it can hard to “take it all in” but on our tours we will always give it our best shot. The above photo is from the intricately carved facade of the Duomo in Milan. Northern Italy retained a more Gothic style in their churches.
Above: The Siena Duomo reflects a more traditional Tuscan style. Below: This is from Santa Maria della Grazie in Milan where the “Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci is housed. Although we typically don’t go to Milan on our tours we highly recommend that you book your tickets to this artistic masterpiece way ahead of time.
Below is the Duomo of Florence. The distinctive green marble contrasts with the clear blue skies.
No stop in Rome is complete without the Colosseum. This imposing monument is a tribute to the skill and virtuosity of the Ancient Romans.
Below is a late afternoon view of St. Peters at the Vatican.
Trajan’s column below silhouetted against a summer sky.
The colors of Tuscany are pleasing to the eye. The craftsmanship of the Duomo facade’s reflect the deep spiritual convictions of the middle ages.
Dusk and sunset are some of the best times during our group tours. After a long day of walking we like to find a cozy spot and soak in the atmosphere. The image above and below are of the same structure. The Duomo in Florence is the perfect place to end your day.