Saturday, July 15, 2006

July 11, 2006



Day 20
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Vernazza at Cinque Terra, Italy

Today is our last full day at Vernazza.  We have really enjoyed our time here.  It’s been so relaxing.  The pace is much slower so far in Europe than what we’re used to back home.  The service at the restaurants is at a much slower pace.  It seems like going out to dinner here is an event in itself, not just something to get done with like at home.

Today is Tuesday which means it's market day in Vernazza.  It looks like a swap meet with the local vendors bringing their merchandise out into the streets.  There is a lot of activity and it is much more crowded today with tour groups.  It takes away from the lazy-day feeling we had yesterday. 

We ate lunch at Trattoria Gianni.  Mike had a local dish of melon and prosciutto and Pat had a seafood salad.  They were so good we decided to go back there for dinner.  Mike had shrimp and penne pasta and Pat had the ravioli.  We finished dinner around 9:30PM and walked around for awhile before turning in around 11PM.  There were still a lot of people out at that hour.

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