There is something about being on the ocean. My first cruise was the final voyage of the USS CONSTITUTION, to Porto Fino, Italy, on the way to study art in Siena, Italy for the semester.  Briefly, the family I lived with was home to St. Katherine of Siena on her voyages.  Her ‘chiesa’ has become the art studio of Carlo Semplici, who is still thriving and painting his masterpieces, into his 90’s, with a current exhibition about the begin.

Most of these images are from the Italian Line POESIA, with stops in Key West and the Bahamas.