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... the Italian Navy and its large base had a number of ships in port.
Nathan and Kate headed to the shops to get dinner for tonight, choosing pasta of course while Traci and Roy spent time relaxing in the unit.
Tonight we were treated to wonderful view of the lights of the town and of other costal towns in the distance.
Tomorrow we head for Rome with hopefully a stop in Pisa to see the famous leaning tower!
... albeit a little run down, that's amazing! Most of these buildings went through two World Wars and are still standing! There's life in these buildings with every blood, sweat and tear that was given to put these together. Nowadays, we use machines to build buildings made out of concrete, steel, and glass. We slap them together and when we don't need it anymore? Tear them down and build another bigger building that is again lifeless. Sad to think where our world is ...
... and then, I wasnt feeling well so I went to bed. Nikki read and the girls went off to do their thing.
Ric: Shrimp and Lobster, French Onion Soup, Duck and Crème Bulee and Soufflé
Nikki: Shrimp and Lobster, Salad, Lobster Macaroni and Soufflé
Regan: Escargot (she shared with us all), French Onion Soup, Salmon and Soufflé
Kelsie: Fried Brie, Salad, Salmon and Chocolate and Peanut Butter ...
This has been my favorite part of the trip so far.
We arrived in La Spezia to a warm welcome from our airbnb host! Anna. While all of our airbnb hosts have been great, something about Anna made me feel like I was getting the authentic Italian experience. She welcomed us with open arms, fluttered around the apartment speaking Italian to show us all our amenities, and kissed us both on the cheeks as she said "Ciao".
After her warm greeting, we ...
... higher in the mountain. This town was tiny! Only 240 residents and its "main street" was like a small, narrow alley. Very charming though and at the end of town was a spectacular view of the sea. At this point, we were starting to get pretty tired already, but still had two towns left. Some gelato helped slightly (but didn't dethrone del Borgo from Bellagio). Manarola, the next town up, was the most enjoyable for us of the four we visited today. ...