The beach in pretty Cefalu right before sunset.Looking down on the picturesque marina at Castellammare del GolfoShot from the Murano ferry landing, near Venice.A beautiful statue in Murano, near VeniceA row of gondolas on the Piazza San Marco pier in Venice, Italy.Curious sign for a pizza restaurant in Pisa, Italy.A detail of Jesus banishing a devil on the Catedral di San Zeno door, Pisa, Italy.A stunning doorway in Venice, Italy.The Baptistry of St. John (Italian: Battistero di San Giovanni) is a religious building in Pisa, Italy.Simple photo of Leaning Tower of Pisa against a blue sky.Me in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.A canal in Murano near Venice, Italy. I love the colorful houses and the water.Old weathered window.Across the canal in Murano, Venice, ItalyThe lovely 12th-century Veneto-Byzantine Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato.A streetlamp in Venice, Italy, at dusk. The glow is from the pink glass in the lamp.One of the beautiful canals in Murano, Venice.The Bridge of Sighs during a Venice night. This was a very quiet evening in Venice, and the romanticism of days gone by came to us easily.Looking out over the water in Venice.A beautiful sunset photographed from Venice.A beautiful dusk falling over Murano on our first day in Venice.

Birthplace of Europe, these are the photos from Italy. So far, we've visited Venice, Pisa, Florence, and Rome. We'll keep going back for the food, the art, and the people.