Nick's trip to Northern Italy
July 5 to July 19, 2008

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July 16: La Spezia's harbor and hills La Spezia's beautiful marina
La Spezia's  promenade offers spectacular views of the gulf Colorful Hotel Firenze next to La Spezia's train station
Lerici, a popular suburb of La Spezia has a 13th century Genoese castle
Lerici offers tourists all categories of hotels, B&B's, restaurants, boating and bathing facilities
July 17: Porto Venere is recognized by UNESCO as part of world cultural heritage
Porto Venere's  harbor is a short boat ride from La Spezia Boats to the Cinque Terre motor past a colorful restaurant
Porto Venere: church of San Pietro San Lorenzo Fort and Castle
Porto Venere: church of San Pietro The Matron of the Sea
A basal wood flower box on a window sill, and a photo of my Italian hair cut
Spaghetti with fruits of the sea A church overlooking Porto Venere harbor
July 18: I went to visit the Pope in Rome, but he was in Australia My last meal in Italy, naturally pizza and wine
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