|In La Spezia, before we boarded a boat for Portovenere|
After we finished swimming in the morning (and unfortunately missed out on the Mary Shelley museum because it kept such odd hours), we headed to La Spezia. We had a quick lunch at a stand near the port (our sandwiches were quite good, considering). I also got some pretty awesome pictures in La Spezia.
|Bianca (being the musician she is) like the name of this Piazza in La Spezia|
|Bianca and Portia by the port in La Spezia|
|Large anchor, anyone? (La Spezia)|
|Arriving in Portovenere|
|Lord Byron's Grotto|
|There were little alcoves built into these ruins. I wanted to climb in with a notebook and |
start writing poetry myself!
|Playing in Byron's Grotto|
|The Church of St. Peter and the square Spallanzani|
|Ah, sitting next to Mother Nature (Madre-Natura)|
We had to take quite a few stairs to make it up to the castle. There was so much to see, it took us forever to get up there.
|Lots of stairs to climb in Portovenere|
|Taking the stairs up|
|The view from Portovenere is just beautiful!|
|Still on our way up to Doria Castle (that's it in the background)|
|Bianca exploring the ruins|
|I love the reflection in the window|
|Bianca and Portia found some friendly Italian gatti (Portovenere is called Kitty City!)|
|The view was amazing!|
DOORS OF THE DAY
|In town of Portovenere|
|Isn't the knocker cool?|
|The doors to San Lorenzo Church (see statue above the door)|
|I love the foliage everywhere!|
|It's kind of a door-like opening|
Sadly, this was our last day in Italy. We packed up that night and headed out bright and early the next morning (about 4:30am) to drive to Milan to board the plane. As we were saying goodbye to Carro for the last time, I saw a firefly. I didn't know fireflies were in Italy! We were exhausted by now but still realized what we were leaving. Italy was as beautiful as I'd hoped.