Piazza del Campo, Siena
The famous Palio horse race is held twice a year in this square (since 1656)
Piccolomini Library, Siena Cathedral
Pretending to know about wine, at a winery lunch in Tuscany
San Gimignano, Tuscany
Where rival families once vied for status by building ever taller towers
Looking over San Gimignano from the town's tallest tower
Rasberry and Rosemary gelato (and chocolate) from San Gimignano's 'world champion' gelateria
The most clichéd tourist photo in the world. But it had to be done.
Why Sven takes the photos
The Cathedral of Florence, or Duomo di Firenze
Florence Cathedral's baptistry (front), facade, bell tower and the red tiled Dome, or Duomo.
Florence, from the top of the Duomo.
Ghiberti's bronze doors of the Florence Cathedral baptisty, now in the Cathedral Museum. Described by Michelangelo as the 'Gates of Paradise'.
Michaelangelo's David. Accademia Gallery
The Cathedral of Florence (Duomo di Firenze) at night, from the roof of our hotel.
The dome was completed in 1436 and was a major architectural acheivement in its day.
Venice, one of the most unique and beautiful cities in the world
San Giacomo di Rialto (church), Venice.
St Mark's Campanile, St Mark's square.
Rebuilt in 1912 after collapsing in 1902
St Mark's Campanile, restaurants in St Mark's Square and St Mark's Basilica
St Mark's Basilica
The Porta della Carta, entrance to the Doge's Palace, Venice.
Near St Mark's Square
Gondolas and San Giorgio Maggiore Church
St Mark's Square from the Campanile
For weeks after, Cassie wanted a pet pigeon
There are effectively NO cars or bikes in Venice. It's boat or foot only
World-renowned Venetian glass
The strange pink sculpture (centre) is 'Alison Lapper Pregnant', a part of the Venice Biennale
Venice - the world's biggest maze.
Just when you think you've reached a dead-end....
African bag sellers. They packed up real fast whenever the police arrived.