Travel Blogs from Tirrenia
7 August 2014: Today we got going fairly early and took John & Lesley into Lucca. It was a lovely day and it was good to get started earlier – much less busy when we arrived and this time we found the car park easily. Initially I visited the hairdresser – Michel was quite cute.John and Craig decided to hire the bikes to ride around the Lucca wall and Lesley who was feeling better and I leisurely walked through Lucca looking at ...
We woke up around 8:30 AM, then we had a breakfast downstairs. This breakfast was nice. It included scrambled eggs, meat, cheese, hot chocolate, hot tea, and a number of other yummy treats. All of this was amazing, since we have been mostly skipping breakfast. Since it was included, we ate as much as we could before we started this day.
Next, we took a quick power nap and left the hotel around ...
... I think the thing about this even that boggles my mind the most is how my brand new white shirt came out completely unscathed while my black pants were covered in algae. Fate? Luck? Whatever it was, I was thankful.
I then traveled to the 4th town where I enjoyed a DELICIOUS pesto pasta; I will add that Cinque Terre is KNOWN for their pesto products! However, I then made the fatal error of agreeing to do a 1 hour and a half hike to the 5th town. Before ...
... market at
the end of Via della Quarquonia….this is the first time we have seen the market
open all day on a Sunday…and the stall owners must have loved it because it was
busy all day…lots of money changed hands I’m sure.
Over the weekend there has also
been a ‘Garden Show’ happening on and outside the Mura near Porta Santa Maria…and
today was the last day and everyone was taking advantage of it…people
... have a label on the bottle!), caprese salad, and ravioli with butter sauce. At the end of the meal, our waiter/owner of the place asked us, "Do you like chocolate?" which of course caused us to giggle and say, "YES!" and he brought us out an awesome dessert. We rode the Funicolare back down and walked back to the hotel, and had a glass of wine poolside with other guests on the tour, checked email, and then called it a day.