Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Welcome to Rapallo

 We are now in the Italian Riviera town of Rapallo located right on the Mediterranean Sea. It's a beautiful place, and I would have seen more of it if it would stop raining. Most of what I have seen so far of this quaint town has been the post office. Today it even hailed, which was kina funny because our "new" condo is located next door to an elementary school and all of the kids running like dodge ball to their parents cars and scooters was good afternoon entertainment. We are in a resort town during off season, once the summer comes we'll be overwhelmed with tourists and families with summer homes here. But for now I'm walking on the wet sidewalk with all the other 75 year olds that live here year round.
Here is what I have learned so far.

Instead of the trees, lovers carve their initials in the succulent plants.

The city fountain is an octopus which makes for a less sexy La Dolce Vita moment.

The butchers take fresh meat very seriously.

There is a sailboat painted on almost every building.


labonnefemme1 said...

You guys have a great time!

LindyLouMac said...

Best wishes to you in your new home. Thanks for the introduction to the town. I look forward to learning more about Rapallo as the weather improves, next summer then? Just joking I hope I think we have all had enough torrential rain for the rest of the season already, especially those who have suffered with the recent flooding :(