I taught my annual workshop for Il' Chiostro, in San Fedele, Tuscany, Italy, June 8 - 15, 2012. My husband, John, accompanied me the week preceding the workshop and we spent our first few days in my favorite place in Italy, the Cinque Terre, along the Meditteranean.
We stayed in Manarola, but we spent a lot of time in Vernazza, which was flooded last year. There's still a lot of damage in Vernazza, and there are construction workers everywhere. We were astounded by the amount of destruction still apparent in Vernazza, but many people are involved in reconstructing the village and re-opening it for the residents and the tourists. Please go to Vernazza if you are in Italy and spend some money there to help this beautiful town.
Here are some pictures of Manarolo, where John and I stayed along the water. We had our most memorable meal at "Billy's Trattoria" at the very top of the cliffs.... the most deliciously prepared fish, succulent, flaky, fresh and tender.
Italy and living "la vita dolce."
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