“Another” Day by the Sea

Ciao Readers!

So, when we lived in Florence (the more times I write that the less real it seems) we took a day trip to a little town called Castiglioncello to see the ocean, which I followed with the blog post “A Day by the Sea.”  Hence the title of this post…

When you go to tourist language schools in Italy they want to make sure you have a nice time, so there are usually optional activities most afternoons.  Sometimes they are educational, sometimes cultural, sometimes culinary, and sometimes just a chance to get out and about with other students…. Wednesday’s “giro” was a drive to a little seaside town, Portovenere.  If you’re familiar with the Italian coastline (NW side), Portovenere is just a short ways from the much more famous Cinque Terre, in Liguria.  While it is an adorable little town and there are a couple of minor “sights,” including a couple of very old churches, it’s really all about the sea….


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  1. Kim Nunley

     /  March 29, 2017

    Hi. Looking for advice.

    We are looking at moving to Florence for 6 months to a year. We found an apartment that overlooks the Ponte Vecchio, near the Uffizi. It is right next to the bridge.

    Would you advise for or against that location? We stayed there last week and it was very convenient however a bit noisy. Just wondering if you get used to the noise.

    I’m also from NM.

    Sent from my iPhone. Please excuse any typos.


    • Wow, small world. It really depends what’s the most important to you – that is a super convenient location, but it will only get noisier as you get into high season. I personally don’t get used to the noise, but everyone is different. We lived in a non-touristy part of town and really liked it, but for 6 months to a year you’ll have a good time regardless! Thanks for reading and enjoy!

  2. Mom & Pop

     /  March 29, 2017

    Wow, Wow & one more Wow!!! Just gorgeous! What a wonderful adventure you are on.
    And you look rested & Lovely!


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