Day 5 by Nanny
19.06.2012 - 19.06.2012 32 °C
We started our day with breakfast at the B&B. Gianni prepares and serves everything. We had fresh baked breads, cold meats and cheeses along with yogurt and cereal. Then we headed out for Portofino, taking the coastal highway. Again, the towns run into each other – non- stop. We were planning on stopping a beach, but the Italian beaches are packed with people and cabanas. Neither Brenna nor I were interested in sharing our experience with hundreds of other tourists…..we want something a little more secluded. Portofino is a beautiful seaside village that is being loved to death by tourists, but I have to admit that there weren’t as many people as there might have been and the restaurants were virtually empty. Our main destination was the Brown Castle started in 1025 and finished in 1600. It was converted to a residential home after world war II and sold to Portofino in 1970’s. It has beautiful gardens and a very long hike to reach it. Between the hike to the castle and the footpath from Portofino to Paraggi, I was exhausted, hot and drained. On the way back to the B&B, we stopped in Rapello so Donda and Brenna could buy a snorkel mask. I decided to buy ice cream and wait on them. One scoop of was E6.00……Yesterday when we stopped for ice cream, we paid E6 for two servings with two scoops. …..they say this region is the play ground of the rich and famous. Boy do they get gouged!