Saturday, August 17, 2013

Europe Trip: Pisa and Cinque Terre

Outside the Uffizi

Lisa enjoying some down time at the end of a long day.

View outside of train on the way to Pisa

The prerequisite photo that everyone has to take with Pisa's leaning tower.

Hello!  We left Florence this morning and took the train to Pisa.  Spent a couple of hours there.  Looked at the tower and quick glance through the Cathedral.

From there we went to Via Reggio, a beach on the Mediterranean.  Just chilled in the sun for the afternoon.  I'm spoiled with Florida beaches so, it was OK, but twenty euros just for the privilege of the beach, change room and toilet wasn't really worth it.  Florida beaches are far superior and it's free.  But Lisa, Ethan and Derek really enjoyed themselves.

This evening we arrived at Cinque Terre.  Our hostel is on a cliff over the coast.  This is probably one of the most magical places I've ever been to.  If I ever return to Italy, this is where I'll come.  

The village is medieval with streets so narrow the buildings are practically kissing each other.  We almost have to walk the labrynthine cobblestone pathways sideways. 

Lisa and I enjoyed a cappuccino (I've become addicted to those) on our balcony.  Must go to bed now.  We're hiking along the cliffs and coast tomorrow before heading out to Venice.
Love to all,


  1. More great pictures especially of the Tower. How is the cappuccino? I imagine it is out of this world!

  2. Thanks, Brian. I do not know how I lived my life without cappuccino or espresso. I can never return to auto drip coffee.

  3. Ah yes, the leaning tower of Piza, or as I call it: a monument to mediocrity :)

    One day I'd like to visit as well.

    1. ps If you work for the government that was just a joke. My dad worked for the government.

  4. Zohar: Why do you say it's mediocre? Because it's leaning? As my mom likes to say: close enough for government work.

  5. I love those narrow streets!

    1. Ryan: Wouldn't you love to see a high suspense chase scene through those streets?


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