Monday, November 21, 2011

Italian Vacation over Eid 2011

For Eid (a Muslim holiday) my 86 year old grandfather flew from Bogota Colombia and then with my mother to Egypt. In Egypt they spent a bit over a week and did the typical Pyramids, Museum and Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan. After that we all jumped on a plane to Rome!

The Plaza Venezia and the Italian Capitol

Inside the Chruch of Gesu which is the main Jesuit church in all the world.
The painting on the ceiling was absolutely incredible!!! Definitely worth clicking for the larger size picture!

The Pantheon... Need I say more?

Piazza Navona... Where we had the most delicious pizza I have ever eaten!

This picture has has not had its colors altered in any way by me. Effect is due to the white balance.  

Note sure where... :-/

Trevi Fountain. Here is some info you may not know. Rome is the ONLY city in the world that uses non recirculating drinking water to feed its fountains!

The Colosseum! Magnificent!

Model of the Vatican.

Rooms inside the Vatican museum.

St Peters Basilica! Huge!!!!

La cupula!

And that was it. From Rome we rented a car and drove to Sant'agata Bolognese! The home town of Lamborghini. Where 3 months before I had emailed them and successively reserved a factory tour!

Unfortunately pictures inside the factory were not allowed. So here are the pics of their museum.

All of the Lamborghini cars are named after famous Spanish bulls.

Gallardo concept.


Estoque! 4 door...

If there was one place in the wolrd I would become a police officer it would be Italy. They have Lambo, Land Rover, Alfa  Romeo!

Lambo SUV... Would love to have this baby in Egypt. Maybe N.K. will lend me his...?

This is Lamborghinis newest car. The Aventador. TO be honest I have never been a really big fan, but this car is stunning!
You should see it in orange! Oh wait... Here it is!

From here we drove to Maranello to see the Ferrari Museum... 

Watch out for the turbo kick on this baby!

 After Maranello our plan was to visit Cinque Terre but due to the torrential rain in northern Italy 2 of the 5 towns on the cost were in disaster sate due to mud slides. We ended up visiting a few other picture perfect town!

Portovenere... Beautiful town that does not serve lunch after

Rapallo by night.

Portofino.... Most expensive port in the world.


 From Camogli we drove to Milano where we visited the Cathedral de Milano. Next morning we separated and got on different planes, to Cairo and Miami.

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