May turned out to be a really fun month for us. We were able to take two shotgun vacations – one to Florida and another to Houston – before Audrey returned to work and our life began its new rut.
We got up on Day 10, checked out of our hotel at La Spezia, and trotted back up to the train station to take the train to Genoa.
When we booked our hotels, we tried to find one in Genoa that would be ulta-close to the airport, since our flight was to leave at 7am on Day 11. We just wanted to relax on our last day, and have an easy access to the airport for the next morning. What we didn’t really count on was that Genoa wasn’t that great of a place to visit.
There isn’t much to say about day 9, because we did absolutely NOTHING on this day! This was the ‘relaxation’ day. This was the day we were going to hang out by the Mediterranean sea and just veg!
As day 8 dawned, we were extremely excited to get exploring the Cinque Terre. This turned out to be one of the most amazing parts of our trip, and here’s why…
Day 7 has arrived! We planned to leave Florence on this day and travel northwest over to the Cinque Terre.
Day six was our second day in Florence, and the mid point of our trip. How did I know it was the mid point? It was time to do LAUNDRY!
We decided to sleep in again on Day 5, because we were in no hurry to get to Florence. We had all day to get there, and trains ran basically every hour, so we didn’t get to the train station until about 11 o’clock or so.
We woke up a little later on Day 4 and were quite sore from all the walking during Day 3 and the Vatican, but we were NOT to be stopped! Day four was sort of our wildcard day – we weren’t sure what we wanted to do. Paulo recommended that we take in the Villa Borghese and the Borghese Gallery – a PERFECT decision and a PERFECT day!
We woke up early on Day 3 so we could get down to the Vatican and get into one of the first tours of the Vatican museum.