15 July 2016

13 July - Pisa and the Ligurian Coast

It's time to leave the walled cities of Tuscany behind and move on.

We're about an hour and a half away from Pisa, so we'll roll through some more of the wonderful Tuscany countryside.
... and stop in the city of Pisa. Walk around a corner and here you see just down the end of the street, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the nearby cathedral.
Once you get up the street to the actual plaza, all around people are taking the obligatory "look, I'm holding up the building" pictures.
As you walk around the area, all around are people with the same silly poses. Kind of hilarious really.
The weather has cooled off slightly, with a little bit of rain to cool things down. So, we stopped in one of the sidewalk cafes for a bite to eat - some lasagne and salad.
Time to roll down the road a bit.
Finally out of that tourist trap, we go down the coast of the Ligurian sea to a bit of a hidden gem called "Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre". These jagged, ancient volcanic cliffs drop into the sea, but there are five towns in a zone protected from further development. After cruising up and down the ridgeline, we dropped down into the town of Monterosso al Mare to find a nearly tropical beach and vibe.




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Forgot you started this blog, but Audra and I just read through it this morning. What a great trip!!! But a question....I haven't seen a picture of a motorcycle yet. Where are the bike pics???

John