I was just here – May of 2015! The trip that inspired all of Allietare!
Yesterday was a bus, boat, train, bus day as we drove through Tuscany, boarded a boat and approached the Cinque Terre by sea.
We stopped in some towns I didn’t get a chance to see on the last trip, and got to spend more time in Monterossa than we did the LAST time.
In May, the town can be crowded…but in AUGUST….it is packed with tourists!
Many of these places do not have beaches, and what beaches you will find are quite rocky. Instead, tourists and locals alike will pick a big flat rock slab, lay out a towel, and sun themselves on the rocks “much like lizards…..” in the words of our guide, Andrea!
We stopped here! Roimaggiore!
This was one of the towns we did not hit on my last trip to Italy, so it was fun to poke around a bit! If anyone wants a yacht, I can tell you where to find some amazing ones!
This post is also just a teaser as this morning we are in Toulon, France and we head out to tour Provence in just a few minutes! There are too many great photos from yesterday to fit in the short amount of time I have with very slow internet to do this day justice, so the rest will be coming when we return home tomorrow.
I love ancient old churches in Italy!
And if they have stripes, all the better!
This is in Riomaggiore.
The beautiful coast line looking north.
The view from above Monterossa!
The Cinque Terre are all connected by walking trails, and we hiked up a bit to get this view. That's enough hiking for me for one day!
A veritable sea of green and orange umbrellas!
It was a fabulous day, and there will be many days of more photos to come!
Last night the quilters were busy at cut-throat Bingo!
This was exciting, as SOMEONE is going to win a free trip to either China, India or Bali with Craftours in 2017!
Congrats to Deb Mandrell!
I am so tickled for you!!
And yes, she got the Aurifil box as well. Whoowhoooo!
And as I finish typing this we are just pulling into France! Bon Jour!!
Time to grab a bite of breakfast, and head out on today’s excursion. Boy, I’m going to need a vacation to recover from this trip!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage dogwood applique quilt shared by Sherry.
Have a great Monday, everyone!