These are the unique pines that are seen all over Italy. Respighi based it's tone poem, The pines of Rome on these types of pines. They are called pini marini or maritime pines and have that characteristic tree like shape. They are not conical like the other pines. Needless to say, they ornament the Italian countryside with their grace and dignity. These images were made just outside the walls of the old city of Siena in Tuscany. I used the Nikon Coolpix 7000, a point and shoot camera.