Although I specialize in black and white photography, with digital capture, I always work up
a color image first.
So, this page will be a mix of both -- first the B&W, then the color images, some
of which may change from color to B&W later; some will not.
The Dome of St. Peter's Basilica from the Tiber River, Rome
Spiral Ramp, one of many in the Vatican
The Trevi Fountain, Rome
The Rome Colosseum
Until the 1700's, the old Roman structures were used as a source of marble and other materials.
Much of the marble in the Colosseum was, apparently, taken to build the Vatican.
The Colosseum must have been magnificent in its day; now it's a large wreck.
Note that the smaller Roman era colosseum in Verona is still in use.
Mt. Vesuveus from Sorrento
Note that the mountain is surrounded by Naples, to the left/west and other cities.
Old olive press, Sorento
Positano Beach, on the Amalfi coast.
Pompeii Basilica to Mt. Vesuvius
Roman Paving, Pompeii
Gondola & Palace, Venice
Ponte Vecchio from the Uffizi, Florance ("Firenze" in Italian)
Florence Cathedral Dome
This image was taken from just east of a bookstore that carries many English language publications on Via Dell' Oche.
The iconic "Duomo" looms large over the city.