Hope you all had a good two weeks. My two weeks were awesome. I think everyone should take a break once in a while. It will do wonders for your mind.
I don't have as many transit pictures from this trip as I wasn't in cities as much. I did visit Milan and Turin and got a couple of streetcar, bus, and train shots but i'll share those later. I also took a lot of different modes of transportation, basically everything except a bike which i've already gotten crap for on facebook :) The final tab is such: Car, tram, train, subway, bus, cog railway, arial ropeway (tram), boat, plane, taxi, foot. Lots of foot. I did see a lot of bike sharing in small towns which was surprising and I really enjoyed my boat rides, which I don't do much here. In any event, here are some of my favorite places from the trip. I'll get back to regular blogging tomorrow.
The beaches were mostly stones
This is Zoagli (Zwal-e) The towns on the coast hug the hills
In Zoagli we got to see how silk and velvet fabric was made
We drove through the Alps on Mountain Roads
See the three portals for the road?
Drove through the upper lakes, prettiest bus stop ever?
Scene from the top of the aerial ropeway
Portofino was nice
My Great Grandparents likely graced these spots in the hills above Chiavari in a small commune called Ne. It was really great to see where at least part of my past came from. The terraced hills are everywhere, these are for olive trees.
The Cinque Terre was amazing
and the water was blue, but a color I had never seen.
It was a great way to take a break. I highly recommend going to Italy, especially the Piedmont south of Turin.