Church of San Giorgio Maggiore
The infamous gondolas of Venice
The Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge
The pedestrian city provided plenty of path to wander day and night.
Dawn at the sands of Monterosso
Arriving at Vernazza
School of fish in the clear blue waters
Corniglia sits a little higher than the rest
Sunset at Riomaggiore
Manarola lit up at night
The night sky stood clear in Cinque Terre
These five tranquil towns made it easy to hop around with its connected hiking trails and train tracks.
Ruins of Pompeii with Mount Vesuvius sitting eerily behind it
Margherita pizza from Antica Pizzeria da Michele
I had learned the story of Pompeii in school, but it was different to see it up close and even go up the volcano that caused it all. Somehow, the highlight of the day was still pizza from its birthplace!
An unexpected visit from Pope Francis
Looking down on St. Peter's Basilica from its dome
St. Peter's Square busy as always
Forum of Caesar
Crowds could be found in every direction, but all for good reason.
Affordable charcuterie like this one provided countless on the go snacking and lunches
Rock formations of Montserrat
At the top of Sant Jeroni
Sunset shining through the Sagrada Familia
This lively city was filled with many foods to try. Took a little escape to the nearby mountains for a hike.
Beaches of Málaga
Lively night at the beachfront
The mellow coastal city was perfect for catching our breath.
Silent morning at Generalife
Hills of Albayzín
Meticulous architecture of the Nasrid Palaces
Sunset landing on Alhambra
The flashy Basilica of San Juan de Dios
Sacromonte Caves Museum
Alhambra was certainly something else, but getting to call Albayzín home for a few days was unbeatable.
Courtyard of the Maidens
Dome of the Hall of Ambassadors
Plaza de España
Christopher Columbus' tomb
Seville Cathedral from its Giralda bell tower
This big city had several enormous sights to take in. A tasty home cooked meal at the hostel kept us moving.
The Mezquita empty during mass
Red and white arches of the mosque
Puente Nuevo from the El Tajo gorge
Outskirts of town
Two short stops that left quite the impression. Wandered through the Jewish Quarters of Córdoba and the pueblos blancos of Old Ronda.
Inside of Almudena Cathedral
Nights end much later in the Malasana neighborhood
Quiet sunrise at the Temple of Debod
March for peace during times of tension between Catalonia and the rest of Spain
The nation's capital offered much history and bustling squares.