What a sad day it was to leave Vernazza. We had such a lovely time and enjoyed the sun, food and people immensely. Packing up was a pain and hauling all of those bags down the long stairs was no fun. We had a nice breakfast and then a short train ride to La Spezia where Michelle and I ventured out to hunt down some lunch for the clan. Found a great kabob/gyro house and some yummy boxes of wine. Then a four hour train ride to Rome where Lindsay and I engaged in a wicked Cribbage battle royale.
In Rome, we found a nice old man to carry our bags to the hotel (OK, on a big hand truck and he was short but BEEFY). Stayed at the Hotel Torino again and went to our favorite Sardinian restaurant for our last meal in Italy. We had a wonderful time with Adriana, two new friends from Verona, lots of Mirto and a lovely walk back to the hotel. Quite the wind down from lots of travel and a wonderful trip.