Azienda Agrituristica Costa d'Orsola
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He's here in Tuscana.
I entered Tuscany this morning after reaching the summit of Passo Della Cisa, a mountain pass (1040 metres) that was constructed by our old friend Napoleon Bonaparte. It marks the end of three or four days of fairly stiff climbing in The Apennine mountain range that began just after Fidenza. The views have been quite spectacular, though there have been times when you could see little due to low cloud and driving rain. The weather has been pretty poor lately from ...
... ounce of shade the rented umbrella would provide. It was a nice view. We grabbed dinner at La Lanterna, a restaurant that overlooked the marina in the first city (which we stayed in) Riomaggiore. The food was delicious and we also enjoyed the locally made wine- Sciacchetra which is fantastic! The views are incredible, looking out upon the INSERT BODY OF WATER HERE but only one of the five cities has a legitimate beach- ...
... with scampi in tomato sauce. Richard asks for parmesan cheese which the waiter obediently delivers. A few short minutes later the female version of the maitre'd, casually strolls by our table and almost under her breath utters, "cheese with seafood, no, no, no, not in Italy." Might as well have said "stupid Americans." Oh, well. It was fabulous, as was the homemade walnut cake! We've had a challenge or two using our cards in the ATM's. This is particularly problematic as there is ...
... Interesting to watch.
The afternoon consisted of:
Lunch in the hotel garden... Takeaway mixed fish and chips with moretti beer to wash it down of course. Birra (beer) is cheaper than coca cola and a lot more refreshing. Even Debbie drinks European beer.
Le Tour watching during siesta - this time in Italian.
Swim before dinner. Deb invested in a pair of swimming goggles so she could float around and observe the marine life. Lots ...
... too difficult to work and this has resulted in significant soil erosion. So when they huge rains came there was nothing but rock for them to fall on and the water just came roaring down the mountain in a torrential flood. Finally we saw Monterosso, which has quite a large centre. Saw a funeral service at 5pm at night, which seemed an unusal time for a funeral and a church service. Beautiful sunset tonight over ...