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... it today ,over run with tourists the villages lack any atmosphere. I'll post few pics and finish today's blog later , we have 2 more night here so no wi-fi till Modena on Tuesday . We have finished the walk between Vernazza and Monterosa and the views were wonderful . Once at Monterosa the sea looked so inviting that it was a toss up between a beer or a swim? Swim it was , ...
... loved seeing the mummies in the museum and the Sistine Chapel was awesome. We also walked through St. Peter's Basilica. We were awestruck by its immensity and opulence.
On our last day in Rome we took the metro out to St. Paul Outside the Walls. This church is home to the tomb of St. Paul. Although he had been rumored to be buried there his sarcophagus was not discovered until 2006. In addition to the tomb there is also ...
... went for about an hour, however it was a nice little introduction to the sights and history of the town. She also gave us a few ideas of things to visit over the next few days which was handy. The tour included the cathedral, the palaces of the Medici family and a few of the art galleries including the academia where Michelangelo's famous statue of David is kept. After the tour we stopped at a leather shop for a demonstration of how leather boxes are made. The lady also taught us ...
... how they fund their tunnels!
For the next two nights we're staying in Monterosso, part of the Cinque Terre (five villages) and what is supposed to be the best of the Italian coastline. Our accommodation is in a lovely quiet spot, nestled up high into a mountain with its own balcony and view of the ocean with forest right next to us. We were told we would have a 'partial ocean view' so we weren't expecting too much. In Aus this would ...
... sunshine that was shining down
into the piazza. We sat like cats in the sun drinking our cocktails (4pm is not
too early is it?) and talking and relaxing for about an hour. We then walked
through to via Fillungo and down San Giorgio before leaving Charlotte to walk
home by herself and for us to make our way to the ‘Ceramic’ store.
Mary had seen a beautiful ceramic
antipasto set that she fell in love with a few months ago and we’ve ...