After a marvelous meal tonight with a friend at Presto Cucina, a wonderful little Italian bistro in Vancouver, I started thinking about my fantastic trip to Italy in 2006. I got looking at my photos and thought I'd share with you a few showing how much I was smiling then.
Italy is one of the most beautiful countries I've ever visited. It surpasses England in climate (sorry my British friends) and even France. Of course, this is just my humble opinion and I certainly haven't seen that much of the world...yet. However, I did love the architecture (both ancient and modern), the food (oh my goodness, the FOOD!), and the people. Along with seeing major tourist attractions, I had the opportunity to visit many little towns and villages off the beaten track and met some "real" Italians. Having spent 4 weeks in Italy including a week in Sicily, I can hardly wait to return to this wonderful country - and I will one day. There is so much more I'd like to see and revisit. Who would like to join me?
On the boat approaching the Cinque Terre.
The group takes a photo op on the cliffs of the Cinque Terre.
In Tellaro, a little village near Lerici which is across from the Cinque Terre, our base for 5 nights.
looking down on Portofino, where all the rich & famous stayed in the 50's and 60's
Pretending to be rich and famous while lunching in Portofino
A photo op by a vineyard in Tuscany
Our last night in Rome after 4 weeks traveling
(I was tired by then and forcing a smile).
How many smiles can you count in this post?