We drove along the Mediterranean coast from Cinque Terre to Genova, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. Genova is an interesting city, in that it boasts a number of major monuments and other treasures, but has very few tourists. This particular street, Via Garibaldi, is famous for its enormous 15th and 16th century Palazzi, which are absolutely magnificent.
We celebrated our last night with Marion (Dan’s Mom) and our last night in Italy by going out for a drink on the main piazza, followed by an absolutely fabulous restaurant, where we ate incredible homemade pasta with pesto and some wonderful local jug wine.
Our month in Italy has been wonderful, and Mom’s visit was also particularly wonderful. Our families are an enormous blessing, and we appreciate them more and more the longer we are away.