...Italy Photos (1998)...

Tammay and I travelled to Italy on the 6th June 1998. We flew from London Stanstead to Rome Ciampino. We met up with Gabby Reeves (a fellow UCL student) who had been living in Campobasso while teaching English in a foreign language.


Gabby and I in Campobasso.

The Journey to Campitello

While on our way to Campitello we stopped for a picnic in the mountains.

The Amalfi Drive

We drove along the winding roads of the Amalfi Coast. This is a view between Solerno and Sorrento.

The Amalfi Drive

The Amalfi Drive

Gabby seems to be getting quite excited about our progress. A sharp turn into this rest stop left Gabby upside down in the footwell!

Tickets for Pompeii

Amphitheatre in Pompeii

Tammay and Gabby in Pompeii.

Amphitheatre in Pompeii

The amphitheatre in Pompeii with a view on Mount Vesuvius in the background.

Amphitheatre in Pompeii

One of the tunnels under Pompeii's amphitheatre.

Victims at Pompeii

Some of the victims of the AD79 erruption of Vesuvius that devastated Pompeii.

Streets of Pompeii

Gabby and I in the baking heat.

Tickets for Vesuvius

Ready for a walk to the top of the volcano.

The top of Vesuvius

Gabby, Michelle and I at the top. As we approached the top, we joked that there would probably be a toll booth charging people to reach the sumit. Sure enough as we came aroind the last turn there it was! I wonder how many people fail to take enough money to get in?

Tickets for Tremiti

Our boat tickets to the Tremiti islands. It was a long drive from Campobasso to the port – a seemingly endless string of hairpin bends. We were racing to get to the port in time for our boat and Gabby was starting to feel a little unwell – "how many more bends???".

The boat to Tremiti

Michelle, Gabby and I on the boat to Tremiti.


Michelle, Gabby and I having lunch on the harbour wall.


Gabby getting her feet wet in the beautifully clear blue water.


Michelle, Gabby and I.


Tammay and I left Gabby and Michelle and travelled North. One of our stops was the town of Perugia. We parked our car outside the old town in a spot we believed to be free - upon our return we were greeted with a parking ticket. Tammay made her way to the police station and happened to meet the Mayor. After each speaking a few words the other didn't understand, the Mayor took the ticket and ripped it up! Sometimes it's good to be the ignorant Johnny Foreigner!


Tammay in front of the main entrance of the St. Francis Basilica in Assisi.


A view of Assisi.

San Gimignano

We thought someone was about to be sacrificed but it turned out to be the Corpus Christi Festival.

San Gimignano

This was our very first visit to San Gimignano and just as Robert had predicted, Tammay and I loved it.

San Gimignano

The town is filled with these tall stone towers. This is a view of the tallest.


We took a day trip to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower. This is the "Field of Miracles" - Dome, Basilica & Leaning Tower of Pisa.


Me and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

San Gimignano

Tammay at the well in the main square of San Gimignano.

San Gimignano

Tammay (just) and the streets of San Gimignano.

Our Trusty Chariot

Following our tour of Tuscany we drove back to Rome where we returned our car to the airport.

Vatican City

Me in St. Peter's Square in front of St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican City

Tammay in the Vatican Museum.

Michelangelo's Moses

Michelangelo's Moses in St. Peter in Chains.

The Colleseum

The Colleseum in Rome.

The Colleseum

Tammay at The Colleseum.

The Colleseum

The arch next to The Colleseum.

The Forum

The Forum in Rome.

The Collesium

The Trevi Fountain

Spanish Steps

Tammay at The Spanish Steps.

We returned to London on the 20th June 1998.