My trip yesterday to Portofino was FANTASTIC! I'm putting up a few pics of the day, but editing is slow-going so it's taking me a long time to go through 400 pics. I'll try to get more up later on.
I had such a good time exploring the town and taking in the west side of Italy.
We started out the day bright and early and left post around six, I ended up sitting next to a free-lance photographer who is on contract here working with the high school kids on-post. She and I quickly became acquainted and spent most of our time in Portofino together, exploring and taking pictures.
Of course, knowing me I had to taste my way through Portofino, which included fresh-baked foccacia bread, fresh shrimp scampi and ravioli filled with sea bass, not to mention some gelato. I bought some pesto too, since the region that Portofino is in is known for its pesto. I have to admit that since getting to Italy I've been disappointed with the pesto I've eaten. It just didn't taste good to me. So last night I cracked my jar of pesto and tried it with some foccacia bread. Heavenly! Just amazing. It was so good. Now I'm regretting I didn't buy more!
Pesto and foccacia
This was on the ferry over to Portofino. I thought their matching clothes were cute.
One of my first views of Portofino
View of the sea from the lighthouse
There were beautiful flowers everywhere
Me on one of the paths. Please excuse the windblow hair
Isn't it gorgeous?