......The start of the Easter weekend
06.04.2012 - 06.04.2012 18 °C
Today was the first day since arriving in Italy that we could indulge ourselves with a sleep in,,,.....no need to set the alarm in order to be in line for some site or other at the crack of dawn. It was heavenly! Today we spent climbing down to the village, back up to our apartment, then way down to the restaurant at the start of the walk to Manarola, We shared a plate of fresh salami and proscuitto and a plate of pecorrino cheese thinly sliced with fresh pear and the most divine honey you have ever tasted. Our thirst was quenched with a glass of Cinque Terre white wine. We have been meeting lots of people, many from Canada and the USA. It's fun to share tips and hear their stories.
It started to drizzle during our lunch a la fresco, so we walked back up to the apartment through the village for a siesta, then a divine home cooked meal a la Nancy. Fantastic antipasto, followed by home made fresh gnocchi with Ligurian pesto and fresh bread.....mmmmmmmm.......oh and did I forget to mention some local wine.
After dinner we went down to the local church where there was a Good Friday processional with music and everyone carrying lanterns as the procession went through town and back for a mass. It was wonderful to see the village children participating in the ceremony. Young and old came out to celebrate the start of the Easter weekend and also of the Cinque Terre season.