Caletta & Mietta
Travel Blogs from Castiglioncello
I combined yesterday and today because, well, quite frankly we were too drunk last night for me to post. I'd say "Sorry Mom," but she was the drunkest of us! :) So yesterday, Tom, Dad, Mom, Carleigh and I hopped a train out to Pisa, because Mom and CJ hadn't seen the leaning tower yet, and the rest of us loved the town and really wanted to go back. Pisa, by the way, is so adorable. The town itself is small but so very Italian with its little ...
... of shopping. I have yet to make a major purchase…. That will come with time…
After Pisa, it was back to Livorno in our cab. Carol, Bob, Paul, and I decided to have the cab drop us off in the center of town while the others opted to go back to the ship. Once in town, we walked around Livorno, although it was a bit deserted on this Sunday afternoon. We did, however, find a nice small Italian restaurant and had some excellent pasta, ...
... secret in Cinque Terre.
From Volastra, the walk is mainly downhill following a contour path round the rolling hills covered in vineyards that produce most of the wine for the Cinque Terre region. These hills are very steep and we wondered how thay managed to tend the vineyards on an ongoing basis let alone secure a harvest once a year. The path kept us close to the sea the entire time and there was always a spectacular view either back to Manarola, ...
... of our group had got lost walking round the walls of Lucca and had ended up right at the other end of town, with no way of knowing how to get back! It was Mauro to the rescue, as he negotiated the coach through some very narrow streets to collect our lost passenger - bravo Mauro!
Back to the hotel for our last dinner in Montecatini, as we set off tomorrow down to the Rome region, via Orvieto - more adventures on the way!
... at the front desk and headed up the two flights of stairs to the room to grab our carry-on items. When we got there, our key no longer worked because we had cleared our account. Down the stairs Patrick went again to have the key reset. Back up the stairs to find out it still didn't work. Down the stairs I went, insisting to the front desk clerk I didn’t want a ...
Other places to stay in Castiglioncello
Via Diego Martelli 12, Castiglioncello | 3 star hotelfrom $128
Via Corcos 8-9, Castiglioncello | 3 star hotelfrom $93
Via Marconi 15, Castiglioncello | 3 star hotelfrom $149
Via Aurelia, 1023, Castiglioncello | 3 star hotelfrom $89
Via Romolo Monti 10 , Castiglioncello | 4 star hotelfrom $179
Via Marconi 6, Castiglioncello | Hotelfrom $110
Via Renato Fucini, 47, Castiglioncello | 3 star hotelfrom $90