Wednesday, September 28, 2011


We drove to Italy the beginning of September to meet friends and stay on a farm in Tuscany. To be brief... we ate, we drank and we had a wonderful time! Photo left shows us with our friends from Tallahassee, David and Frances Folsom.
We stayed 2 nights in La Spezia and took the train to the Cinque Terra for one day. It rained, but we still were able to see a lot of the old villages, eat a good lunch, and make it back to La Spezia for pizza that night. The rain stopped, so we took the boat from Riomaggiore to Manarolo, and Monterossa. So beautiful.

Next day we drove to the farm with a lunch-time visit to Lucca. Pierre speaks enough Italian to ask a local where to eat, and found a very good restaurant called Leo's (or something like that). I had one of the best pasta dishes I've ever eaten. David had the best soup. It is all about the food. And, Lucca is really lovely!