Arrivederci to Venezia

So we are done – with tourists that is.  

On our last night in Venice William and I decided we were extremely dissatisfied with the hoards of tourists, especially in the large cities and we were determined to find a place we could just kick back and relax a bit.  As we waved good-bye to Venezia and the Rialto Bridge we hopped on a train to LeSpezia.

We traveled on a super fast train back to Florence for 2 hours and then on a Regional Train for 2 1/2 hours to LaSpezia on the coast.    William made sure to check out the work-ability of the toillette on the Regional Train.  

We found this really cute artist’s apartment with the intention of staying put for the next week.  Immediately we felt at home in this flat which is a space about the same size as or our yurt.

The owners of the Flat met with us early afternoon, got us settled in, and told us they could do a private boat tour with us later in the week.  We were in bed before 9:00 and happy to be in one place for awhile.

So after a slow start to the morning we found the Market and decided to get a few things for our evening meal.

We saw all the fish at the market but I thought I might leave the fish to the expert chefs and order it out one evening.  I didn’t know you could even eat sting rays.

We ended up with some familiar items and felt good about our market experience.

And then later we found these jewels.

As it neared noon we decided we should probably try to figure out the bus system and see if we could make our way to Portoverne.  It is not included in the Cinque Terre (5 Small Villages) but reportedly even nicer than the five famous little towns.  We bought our bus tickets at the tobacco shop (and newspaper) and after 30 minutes found ourselves in this little paridise.  Away from the rush of tourists in a very relaxed atomosphere.  

Just up the coast here lie the Cinque Terre.  Our plan is to take a boat along the coast tomorrow to view them all.  Until then, we will see ou tomorrow as we continue our travels along the Italian Riveria.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Melissa says:

    Awww. It was lunchtime for me and I thought to myself, ” I wonder what is up with Rosa and William.” Happy to find a new post and so glad you at out of the crowds.

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  2. Sonya says:

    Love all your pics and comments and love following you on your trip! 😘❤️❤️❤️


    1. Did you go to Porto Venere?


  3. Millie says:

    Glad you are having fun

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  4. Pamela says:

    Awesome pics! I am enjoying reading all about your travels!!! Have a blast!

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    1. We think PortoVevenere is better than any of the 5 Terre!

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      1. I felt the same way too.


  5. Margaret Dabbs says:

    Thank you for all your shares and great photos……I am so happy for you two on your joyful travels.


    1. Thanks Margret! We are having a fantastic trip. Seeing great sites but also meeting some fabulous people along the way.


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