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Imagine a day completely backwards. Where American tourists are treated like good friends in a foreign country. Where skillful Italian athletes lose a game of soccer to a group of uncoordinated, land-lubbering Americans. Where Nutella and pizza are combined in a delicious hybrid, and players and coaches alike partake in its holy glory. Welcome to Friday, June 26th, Day 4 of the LAWPC Italy trip.
Practice- 8 amAt our last practice in the Empoli pool, we had a light ...
... get a drink.
Manarola was our next port of call. It dates back to the Roman Age but was developed in the 12th century and was ruled by the lords of Carpena and by the Fieschi Family until 1276 and then subdued by Genoa. The houses are in part grouped on a rocky outcrop and in part aligned along the valley of the Rio Di Groppo stream developed around a main square. We were taken by the guide on a walk around the coast to view back into the valley and the village ...
... which is why I love it here :)
The water was pretty cold but after the hike it felt amazing! The combination of good food, views, walks, and beaches made the day absolutely amazing. Everyone crashed on
the bus ride back except me again. Of course i'm reading my book that I cant put down! (The Dominant and The submissive- A lot like Fifty Shades of Grey) and we barely had the energy to walk back from the station at 8:30, but no one regretted a single ...
... which went something like 'only those with faith, can be helped by the water' ... what a great get out clause. Wonder if that would stand up in court? Along from the cave, or grotto, were hundreds of candles, ranging from normal size to silly size. We later noticed you could pay €150.00 for the silly ones. The message above the candles read '... to continue my prayers ...' and to continue the coffers of the Catholic Church growing. I have to say here that this is just my ...
Friday 15th June:
Today we are headed for the region of Cinque Terre along the west coast of northern Italy. The coast is rugged but so beautiful.
The Cinque Terre, are five small villages on the "Costa Ligure of Levante". The villages from north to south are: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Since 1926, the Cinque Terre towns have been part of the province of La Spezia. This territory was ...