Every weekend, I take advantage of Italy's extensive ferrovie (literally translated -"ironways"), travelling in the company of locals and tourists, exploring my adoptive country. This past weekend, I was joined by friend and photographer, Aneta, on holiday from Toronto. We took the opportunity to explore, taste, and photograph Cinque Terre. A string of five ancient seaside villages, famous for their colourful houses, their ancient vineyards that cling to steep terraces, their picturesque harbours, their trattorias that turn out fresh seafood, and their most famous dish, pesto.
We found Cinque Terre riddled with Australians and New Zealanders, who were quick to point out we could easily tell them apart by the way they pronounced the word six, apparently even Siri had to be reprogrammed.
... to pair with the most delicious pesto I've ever tasted. [Photo Credit: Aneta]
The Old Man and The Sea - all very Hemingway. [Photo Credit: Aneta]
The thing I love most about Italy, the people. Joining us for grappa after cooking dinner – The Owner. [Photo Credit: Aneta]
And The Chef [Photo Credit: Aneta]
Until next weekend.