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... we been up to?
Well as the title suggests, we went to Viareggio, a beach resort about 20km away. When we got up yesterday, there were clear blue skies so it seemed the right day and the temps peaked at about 26 degrees. Out came the shorts, sandals and the legs.
The buildings along the sea front are mostly in an art deco style and they make the place look very elegant. Between them and the beach is the road and then a wide pedestrianised area faced with more ...
... are more palm trees and it looks more relaxing and laid back, not quite as touristy. There is a lot more flat land farming/horticulture. The train ride was pleasant, passing through some very pretty towns, but also a lot of industrial areas. It was nice to see some homes with single dwellings and a bit of land.
Our train stopped for us in a city called La Spezia. We were to catch a local train to the Cinque Terre, however our train wasn't running, so we caught a taxi through ...
... we were really really thirsty. We lingered in Vernazza until dinner time and found a restaurant up a staircase which had a spectacular view of the town and sea. They served mainly what ever was caught that day, so dinner was fresh sea bass, Yum!
I am sad to leave this part of Italy, but it is on my list to come back and spend more time at. Another favorite place. On to Milan and the last leg of our Italian ...
... were sitting out watching the tourists
A clock in St. Margaret’s church chimed Midday while we were there and seemed to ring with no
particular tune for 10mins. Standing in the piazza, watching the town was quite magical.
Montorosso is more of a touristy/beach resort. It had quite a long beach (more pebbles than sand!) and while it wasn't a really warm day, people were out on mass in their bikinis sun baking and swimming in the sea. It was ...
... meat, fish and around the corner a fruit and veggie market bigger than Granville Island. We were so enthralled by these beautiful locally harvested foods, we had to stroll around and see it all and of course shopped, so we hauled produce around the rest of the day. But you have to, because this mobile market is what our little farmers markets are modeled on.
We then took the train to Pisa, where we walked to the tower. I will tell you, the pictures you ...