In October 1997, my wife and I spent two weeks on vacation in Italy. Here's some information about the trip.

What We Did

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Me in the Colosseum.

Sue in the Colosseum.

A panoramic view of the inside of the Colosseum.

Part of the Forum.

Northern Italy

A view of Stresa (the town we stayed in).

Chestnut trees alongside the road up in the mountains.

A tiny little farm(?) perched on the side of a ravine, with some guy crazily driving down the little track while yelling at horses, chickens, etc. to get out of the way.

Mottarone (a park up in the mountains).

Giro di Lombardia

Laurent Jalabert (the number one-ranked rider in the world) preparing for the race.

Laurent Brochard showing off his brand-new world championship jersey before the start.

A map of the race course.

A profile of the race course (from the Gazetta della Sport -- that's why it's pink).

The peloton climbing away from Lake Como and beginning the ascent of the Madonna del Ghisallo (photo by Graham Watson).

Laurent Jalabert getting ready to blow Michele Bartoli off his wheel on the Col del Gallo (everyone else is already gone...) (photo by Graham Watson).

Laurent Jalabert crossing the finish line to win the race (photo by Graham Watson).


Sue and I on top of Giotto's Bell Tower (with the top of the Duomo in the background).

A view of Florence from the top of the Duomo.

Michelangelo's David.

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Last updated January 20, 1998.