........Riomaggiore to Manarola
07.04.2012 - 07.04.2012 16 °C
Yesterday I was walking by this store in Riomaggiore and a celebration was going on. They offered me some Prosecco and I took this picture. Turns out it was the first day of a brand new store. This is the owner and one of the staff. Great cooking ingredients including these Ricotta filled crepes we had for dinner....mmmmmm.
Every day we manage to experience every form of weather...wake up to pouring rain then getting sunburnt a short while later.... Today there were strong winds and high surf which made for some spectacular waves breaking on the rocks. We did our chores in the morning which meant walking down down down to the village to pick up food and wine for lunch dinner and tomorrow's breakfast which we then had to carry up up up to our lovely home.
After a lovely lunch on one of our terraces we decided to hike the Via Dell'Amore walk to between Riomaggiore and the next village - Manarola. This lovely path between the towns is a lovers' meeting point for boys and girls from the two towns and has been christened the "Via dell'Amore...or Pathway of Love. There is much graffiti along the path...even carved into some of the succulent plant leaves. In addition the craze in Italy is to close a padlock with your lover onto a cable or railing at some scenic and romantic spot so there are many locks or every size and description attached along the way. There is also a plaque commemorating the Beatles and their song:
"..."And in the end,
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make."
The path ends in Manarola, the village we are staying in next week. Equally charming.