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... of these walls too. No cement/motar is used – just stone and earth. The size, shape of the stones, how they are stacked, the slope of the land etc…. It is through lack of maintenance or abandoned farms that these dry stone walls fall apart. When there are extremely heavy rains the walls crumble causing landslides.
The sky is clearing and the sun is bearing upon us as we walk through the ...
... reputed to be the glass chalice of the Last Supper.
Leaving there we ascended to another very elaborate Baroque church dedicated to the Jesuit order which was quite over the top to our tastes but included to paintings by Reubens. Finally we walked through one of the surviving gates of the old city walls & up to a relatively austere, by local standards Basilica.
Here we hopped on to a bus which took us out along the river ...
... by the fresh tomatoes. The dried oregano was liberally sprinkled over the entire dish, and was a bit overpowering, but we still enjoyed the dish thoroughly. Our primi course included two pastas: Trofiette with pesto Genovese, and Panzoti filled with spinach and cheese and served with a traditional almond sauce. Since we were in Genoa (Genova in Italian), we figured we couldn't have a meal without having some pesto bearing the town's name, and we were so glad we did. ...
... but our plan was to
leave work at about 3pm, drive down to Gatwick where we would stay overnight
for our flight to Genoa tomorrow at 10am. I can’t see the difference if we
leave from work or from home!
As it turned out, Roisin didn’t only forget a few of my
favourite things (oh no, now I’m starting to quote ‘the Sound of Music!!’) but
she forgot something much more precious…her mobile phone!!
We brought ...
... goal that would lose our streak of 82 years!!! This was the most amazing soccer I have ever been too and leaving the stadium seeing no one cheer was upsetting, until we ran into a bunch of Americans!
Leaving Genoa was the most stressful thing on this adventure because we didn't have a ride home being that it was all sold out. The next train was to leave at 6 a.m. and it was only 11 p.m.. We were all getting a bit cranky, but in no time we cheered back up and were ...