:: Recently in Ischia.. ::
Photos taken over the past few months, on or near the island
For earlier ones, try ___http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/iscpics
Click on the individual images to see a larger, clearer version (pressing F11 may also help!)
:: About Ischia... ::
Many pictures and a little information about Ischia - largest of the islands in the Bay of Naples, and our home since 2003.
Most of the images on this page lead to a themed gallery: to open one, just click on it.
When viewing those photos, the 'Original' size will show most detail, but may take a little longer to load....
:: Procida ::
Although separated from Ischia by only a narrow channel, the small island of Procida
nevertheless has a character and (for much of the year) tranquillity all of its own.
Known best perhaps as the location where much of "Il Postino" was filmed, the island
has also featured in several other movies, including "The Talented Mister Ripley".
Click on the images here to open the various individual collections...
:: In and around Naples ::
Neapolis, the 'new' city built by the ancient Greeks almost 3000 years ago, stands
in a wonderfully sheltered position in the panoramic curve of a beautiful Bay.
Once home to Kings of Naples, and today the chief city of the Campania region,
its status as the modern capital of southern Italy is entirely unofficial!
As crowded, grubby and gritty as our Region's main city may be, it no less
fascinating for all that....
:: Campania ::
In this gallery
- Paestum's Greek temples...
- Roman ruins at Pompeii, Oplontis, Herculaneum, Boscoreale and throughout the Campi Flegrei...
- the modern cities of Naples, Sorrento, Caserta, Pozzuoli and Salerno
- and much much more - including of course the island of Ischia, our home since 2003...
:: Travelling in Italy ::
Bits and pieces that may be of assistance if new to Italy's public transport system!
:: What's where in southern Italy ::
The southern regions... Lazio - where many people set out from, after
arriving in Rome - then Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria and Sicily.
A few maps you'll perhaps find useful if planning to explore this part of
the country, and links to some photos that may whet your appetite!
(Click on the individual thumbnails images for a larger version)
:: Rome and Lazio ::
As well as Italy's glorious capital, the Regione of Lazio has many other attractions
for visitors - from inland hill towns to the islands of Ventotene and Ponza.
Click on these initial pictures to open each separate gallery of photos - mostly
central Rome on the first page, with places beyond there on the second...
Once in those galleries, use the 'next' and 'previous' links to move through them!
:: Puglia ::
This is the region that forms the ankle and heel of the Italian boot, with a long
Mediterranean coastline that faces out onto the Adriatic and Ionian seas and runs
down to the Gulf of Taranto.
Highlights include the trulli - bizarrely shaped peasant homes - of Alberobello, cathedral
cities north of Bari such as Trani and, in the south, the gloriously baroque city of Lecce.
Photos from several visits since 2001 : after the first two maps, click on any of the other
thumbnails to go to collections from each particular area or theme...
:: A taste of Sicily ::
Galleries of photos from just a few of this island's many delights...
Cities such as Palermo, Catania, Syracusa, Agrigento and Cefalu - as well
as smaller islands, like Favignana, Pantelleria, Lipari... and other Aeolians
Simply click on the pictures here to open any one of them
:: Southern Italy, in black and white ::
:: Perugia at New Year ::
Photos from a short break in Umbria, over New Year 2006/07
Individual images look much better if seen larger - to do so, click on them, or
run through the whole gallery by using the "Slideshow" button!
For more about this interesting Umbrian city, try the leaflets available
from the tourist board __http://turismo.comune.perugia.it/canale.asp?id=522