Elena and Christian (VBT tour leaders) giving a lesson on a particular Italian hand signal
Christian and Elena have new American bikers' caps
Tombolo Tolasso Resort with Elena
Elena (tour leader) translating for the owner/operator of Fonte di Folano, an olive oil mill. We had a marvelous lunch!
Entrance to Suvereto, Italy. This is a very large, extremely well preserved Medieval town; still lived in!!!!!!!!!
A view of the inside Suvereto. Two young girls tossing a ball towards an open window on the second floor.
Suvereto, Italy (a Medieval Village). Italian girls throwing a ball up to a young girl and her grandmother
Sassetta, Italy - village is on a cliff
Cemetery near Sassetta, Italy. SmugMug allows you to blow up these photos on the computer. Move the cursor towards the right side of the photo. Notice the color photos of the deceased.
Cork tree - by the way, there are not enough cork trees in the world.
A very long bike trail through the forest of Cecina Mare, which runs parallel and right next to the Mediterranean Sea
On the Mediterranean Sea, right before taking a long (gorgeous) bike ride through the forest (seen in the background)of Cecina Mare.
A Roman arch at Vignamurata ( vineyard ), on the way to Castiglione della Pescala (at the Mediterranean Sea!)
We met David in Florence. He's a fake!
Street performer outside Uffizi Gallery in Florence. These types of performers are EVERYWHERE!
Colosseo, Rome. Below the stadium floor is where the performers were crammed in (mostly slaves and wild animals)
"Honor Guard" St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
St. Peter's Basilica (AMAZING), Rome - adjoining the Vatican
See the toilet in the wall?
Public toilets at Ostea Antiqua (a day trip from Rome). Wondering about the upside down keyholes below each toilet seat? The people would use something similar to a long handled scrub brush. OUCH!
Ostia Antica public toilets. Water runs!?! underneath
Stray cats can be seen everywhere in Rome. Here are Cats of Rome at Sacra di Largo Argentina.
Rome - park your car anywhere, anyhow!
A typical street scene in Rome. This one is right next to a bridge over the Tiber River.