September 2016: Pisa and Catania

           

         

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Holiday to Italy: 20th September to 7th October 2016

Pisa: 20th to 23rd September


Our hotel: Royal Victoria


Our room


Overlooking the Arno


Santa Maria della Spina and the Cittadella Vecchia from our room


First lunch


Hotel terrace ...


... and aperitifs in reception


Garibaldi's statue ...


... and gelateria in the Piazza Garibaldi


At Pizza 129


Piazza Cavalieri


Statue of Cosimo I de Medici


It's still leaning!


The Duomo


Cathedral door panels


The baptistery


The camposanto


Dini's grave


Botanical Gardens


Ancient magnolia tree


In the Giardino Scotto


Catania 23rd to 27th September 2016


Our room ...


... in the Cinque balconi B&B


View from our room (Etna in the distance)


Neighbour across the street


Norman castle


Exhibition of works by Antonio Ligabue


The witch


Mt Etna's eruption in 1669


The effect of hashish


The fish market


The Achillean fountain


The elephant statue


The Roman amphitheatre cat


Dressed up for a wedding


The cathedral at the end of the street


The Graeco-Roman theatre


Lunch: prosecco and free goodies


St Agatha's


Theatre Bellini


The Duomo


Dinner at Da Antonio's


Leaving by train


Etna in the background