Hence we made the decision that we were going to take the 'scenic route to go the fairly short distance from where we are staying to the well known Italian resort town of San Remo. This involved being stuck in bumper to bumper type traffic for about an hour and a half. It would take half that long if one took the Autostrada.
Anyway here are the latest pictures of the adventures.
Let's start with some more scenes from the house.
We have views that you'd die for.
Literally die for considering the narrow road with five sharp, steep switchbacks you have to take to get here.
These are pictures of the small town of Latte below us
I had a conference call with a client that I did on our balcony looking over the Mediterranean.
I mean honestly, doing business like this is way cool
And we get all kinds of neat cloud scenes
In the center of San Remo
Our mode of operation is to research the address of a parking garage in the center of town and use that to program our Tom Tom GPS
What says classy resort town more than a pink fountain?
I didn't see much of this written up but San Remo has a totally cool old town. It is fully in use and it has all kinds of alley ways and covered streets. As it is built into the side of a hill you get a feeling for what life might have been like a 800 years ago.
And the town has a fort whose history is relatively non-glorious
We had some good culinary experiences
Two words - Pasta, Gelatto
We were really hungry when we got there and it was cold too. We were lucky to find a whole restaurant area (AFTER we chose this place)
They offered a wide variety of pastas and a wide variety of sauces.
You asked the woman who worked there what pasta went best with what sauce.
Our two favorites were a carbonara and a pesto, the pesto with some local pasta that I didn't write down.
Outside the restaurant was this little place for the dog lovers in the city
Then after our walk and climb through the old city we rewarded ourselves with the first 'official' gelatto of the trip.
This is a combination of a dark chocolate and one called 'arencino' which was chocolate with booze cured cherries and nuts in it. CRAZY GOOD!
I think I may have mentioned that Wife really adores gelatto.
I call this series of pictures
"Woman at One with the Bliss of Gelatto"