Sunday, May 3, 2009

Portofino Preview

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?

14 comments:

Jon and Steph said...

Get out of town, those photos are amazing!

Not to mention, the food sounds equally amazing. So glad to hear that you had a great trip!

It looks absolutely beautiful there.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Wow! I must visit this place! It looks amazing and it sounds like you had a great time.

Yay! For finding great pesto!

Abbie said...

Oh wow Melissa!! What gorgeous pictures!! It's so hard to imagine places like that actually exist...especially when I look out my front window! Haha!

Sounds like you had a great time!

Casey said...

Wow! That is beautiful. Every time I go somewhere I am still amazed at what we get to experience while we are here. Sounds like you are the same way!

Lisa said...

That's gorgeous! Makes me really want to go there and visit! I'd eat everything in sight! :)

Jessica Lynn said...

Fantastic photos! I can't wait to see more :)

tootie said...

Gorgeous pics! Thanks for posting them!

TexasLauren77 said...

I. AM. JEALOUS. :)

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

I agree! This place is a must see! Beautiful photos girl, I wish I had an eye for good shots like you seem to;)

THE WATERMELON TREE said...

ooohhh your pictures are stunning!!!

I tagged you on my blog!! Can't wait to see your answers:)

The Wanderer said...

The last photo is probably one of my favs. The water is so blue and the houses built right next to the water are so amazing.

Love this post! Can't wait to see more of your photos!

lola said...

Ahh, the water is so beautiful. It makes me miss Florida so, soo much.

Stace said...

SO JEALOUS! And great pics!

Tania said...

Ok I love the second picture! How did you do that? It looks like old school Polaroid!

Love your giraffe tee! :)