Arrivederci! Off to Italy’s Cinque Terre

My wife Robbie and I are heading to Italy for vacation on Tuesday. We plan to spend our entire two weeks in the Cinque Terre region. (The best photos we’ve found are here.)

According to Rick Steves: "The Cinque Terre… is a series of villages clinging to a remote stretch of the Riviera coastline. Each town is a variation on the same theme: a pastel jumble of homes crouching in a gully like crusty sea creatures in a tide pool, undisturbed by traffic or modern development."

The first few days we’re staying at the Trattoria Gianni Franzi in Vernazza. After that, who knows?

We’re not bringing our computers and we’re not going to be blogging or moblogging on the trip. We may check email occasionally and we have enabled our cellphones to receive voicemails (see my Contact page). We will be taking a s***load of photos, natch, and will put them up in an online album when we return in early October.