And the morning began at 4.15! Why are we waking so early even though we are going to bed so late? My head is spinning even before it is filled with all the amazing sights – and they are amazing! Bucket list people! You HAVE to do a trip to Europe in your lifetime 🙂
We leave Rome early in the morning and head Northwards. Our first stop is a winery in Tuscany. The Chianti wines are what make this region so famous. We did a walking tour and then had lunch along with samples of the winery’s produce. I wasn’t that fussed with the wines but I did enjoy sampling them anyway, but oh my goodness I loved the dessert wine, and I managed to embarrass myself rather nicely. Not publishing details though!!! Lets say I was very happy 🙂
After we left the winery we crossed the Arno river and travelled to Pisa. We saw the leaning tower with a million people (slightly exaggerated!!!) in approx 37 degrees! It was still great to see the tower again and the cathedral but family, we didn’t see all the markets and hawkers last time, and I would have been quite happy to have missed that experience this time!
We then travelled on to St Margherita along the coast, through tunnels and mountains on a very scenic roadway. St Margherita is a delightful beach front Harbour town and has the most amazing architecture and views! We have the luxury of staying in a hotel right by the seaside with a pool on the top floor. As soon as we arrived, we had a swim and then joined the rest of the tour party for a lovely meal. I know….we are spoilt!