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….