The last couple days we’ve toured in spain and france and now we’ve arrived in italy. Our ship docked in livorno, italy (near pisa and florence)
We decided to keep with the countryside tour and head to Cinque Terre…a group of 5 villages not accessible by car. We drove a comfy coach bus through the countryside to arrive at the first village.
I can’t really share with you the beauty of this place.
The colors were stunning and this FELT like authentic old time italy to me.
We explored the first village (and had our first of many cappuccinos of this trip right here – does it get any better?)
The people here work HARD. They have terraced vineyards that they’ve carved out of the mountainside and they transport their product with much difficulty to make wonderful wine, limoncino, etc.
We took a boat from the first village to the second
and then another boat ride to the third village
(seriously – just look at the water!)
and then a train ride to yet another village
and then through yet more beautiful scenery on our coach ride back to our ship.
a wonderful day indeed!
we DID get to see the leaning tower of pisa – ha! fine by me since we got cinque terre!!
The day after cinque terre, we moved on to rome
The architecture alone is just breathtaking.
I’ll tell ya though…rome was my least favorite of all our stops.
so busy, so crowded.
we did visit see some spectacular sights though and we purposely didn’t try to go see everything. which was wonderful….see a bit and then explore through the side streets, stop for a fabulous cup of capuccino! what could be better?
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