European Vacation, Part 2 – Rome and Florence

I had been to Florence several years ago, but this was my first visit to Rome. We had booked a tour that took us to St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum and the immensely popular Trevi Fountain. It was probably the hottest day of our trip : 41 degrees Celsius.

Rome was probably my favourite part of our trip. The architecture is breathtaking, especially when you consider how old some of the buildings are. Again, shooting in the midday sun was challenging, but the strong light also provided some good high-contrast images.

Our visit to Florence was very quick, as we spent a few hours in the Uffizi Gallery and I was determined to have a nice, relaxing lunch in one of the piazzas with my husband. Aside from the sights, the highlight had to be Italian gelato!