Italian vacation

rome and florence in 1979

Today we're continuing our vintage photographic tour around Italy with stops in Rome and Florence....

The beautiful Duomo in Florence, Italy.

The beautiful Duomo in Florence, Italy.

The Roman Forum. 

The Roman Forum. 

My beautiful grandmother Joan at Rome's Forum.

My beautiful grandmother Joan at Rome's Forum.

The Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy.

The Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy.

Michelangelo's David in Florence, Italy.

Michelangelo's David in Florence, Italy.

My grandparents Joan and Sid in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy.

My grandparents Joan and Sid in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy.

Just for fun, here's Jonathan in the same spot in August 2010. 

Just for fun, here's Jonathan in the same spot in August 2010. 

The glorious Trevi Fountain.

The glorious Trevi Fountain.

I love seeing photos of my grandparents in places Jonathan and I have experienced and loved as well. Time marches on, but some things remain the same. There is comfort in that.

You can see photos from our trip in Rome in 2010 over at my old blog, Painted Pink Roses

capri in the summer of '79

These photos were taken by Joan and Sid in June of 1979 while they were on the Isle of Capri, Italy for my parents' wedding. Film photography does an excellent job of capturing the Capri light and the colors...As amazing as digital photography is, it just can't quite compare.

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Jonathan and I traveled to Capri in August of 2010. You can see some of my own photos of Capri here.

On the Road: Capri, Italy

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Come with us to Capri, Italy. If you feel like you've been here before, you have. We blogged about Capri here, but we feel like such natural beauty deserves multiple posts with lots of breathtaking photos and few words. We can almost feel the sea air on our faces...

If you are in the mood for a real Italian vacation, check out my aunt's sightseeing company that provides tours of the Campania region.

All photography provided by Fred Cannon for Gerald & Joan.