|The Vittorio Emanuele Monument.
|A painted inner atrium in the centre of Rome.
|The arch of Septimus Severus in the Roman Forum.
|Columns in the Roman Forum.
|The baths of Caracalla.
|St Peters and the Vatican Radio Mast, from the Monte Mario nature reserve.
A panoramic image combining five shots taken on the ascent up Corno Grande.
|My first sight of Corno Grande. The nearby Duca degli Abruzzi hut was full, so I headed down to the small Garibaldi Hut, which unofficially opened for the summer that very evening. It's just in the photo, at the far left - a grey mark in the snow, just above a patch of bare ground.
|The cross on the summit of Corno Grande, at 2912 metres, the highest mountain in the Apennines (and the highest in Italy south of the Alps).
|The Calderone Glacier, the most southern glacier in Europe.
|Looking down through a break in the clouds to the Bivacco Bafile hut from the summit of Corno Grande. This climbing hut is only accessible through alpinist (climbing) routes. How was it ever constructed there?!
|Flowers at 2220 metres on the Sella dei Grilli pass.
|Closeup of Apennine mountain flowers.
|The Cresta delle Malecoste ridge. The first section is easy walking. The ascent of Pizzo Cefalone (the big peak towards the back left) is a lot more challenging.
|Corno Grande from the summit of Pizzo Cefalone (2533 metres).
|The Duca degli Abruzzi mountain hut.
Here's a pleasant place to sleep in the sun, at the quiet l'Aquila railway station. :-)
(Fortunately someone woke him up and made him move before the next train arrived.)