|Today we woke up to heavy rain. After breakfast, we met our van driver and left Florence and the rain behind. As we drove north, the sky cleared up and we met the local guide for our tour of Cinque Terre on the coast. We visited four of the five hill towns including walking along the sea coast wall between two of the villages. It was quite windy, but we did not mind as it was NOT raining!
After the second village, we boarded a train for a short ride through the mountain to reach the third town. After watching the Mediterranean Sea crash over the sea wall, we enjoyed another delicious lunch - spaghetti with fresh mussels and clams! The local white wine was included and we had a sample taste of Limoncino - a lemon liquer which was exquisite!
We did a little window shopping and took more photos before taking the train back to meet our van driver. It was a 2-hour ride back to Florence and the rain. We felt so lucky that it was not raining during our tour of Cinque Terre.
Tomorrow is a free day and our last day in Florence. Unfortunately, the forecast is for more rain. We fly back to the US on Wednesday so this will be my last post until I get home.