i hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend ~ nancy
we had dinner last night with friends who are heading to Italy soon for vacation, we had a delicious dinner! and shared photo’s of our trip last year to Italy, i can’t wait to see their pictures and hear about their adventures.
our first stop was Rome
earlier blog post, https://intentionaldesigns.com/?p=4720.
- from rome we traveled by train to Monterosso in the Cinque Terre region for a few nights. it was pure heaven … we met so many friendly people, we hiked, kayaked, swam, ate amazingly delicious food + drank delicious wine, stayed at a fantastic hotel …
view from our room ~
we stayed at the Hotel Pasquale
- we loved the Hotel Pasquale, this small family owned and operated hotel was just perfect for us. the owners were so generous and gracious, i would go back again and again.
the rooms were newly renovated, the breakfast was truly amazing … not only was the marmalade homemade they grow their own oranges specifically for marmalade. a warm brioche with homemade marmalade what a way to start the day, i’m pretty sure i worked it off on the hike.
we hiked through the towns beginning right there in Monterosso. it was one of my favorite things that we did during our Italy vacation.
my husband, paul and i on the hike
some views and stops along the way ~
a stop at the next town, Vernazza where i purchased a mortar and pedestal – which i carried throughout the rest of our trip, it’s my favorite purchase but at the time it wasn’t the best impulse purchase to carry.
we kayaked back to this spot later in the day …
trail side figs …
i have never had a fresh fig before and picked right of the tree no less … just delicious!
last stop …
we reached the last town Corniglia where we hopped the train back to Monterosso.