Liguria is a narrow strip of land along the Mediterranean Sea in Northern Italy. We have 3 places to go today.
This Abbey was founded in 1361 by Benedictine Monks and built in 1364. This is the entry courtyard. It is now under private ownership and is used for weddings, conferences and as a hotel.
The views from La Cervara are amazing. From the yachts floating out in the Mediterranean Sea to the pots filled with Geraniums the views are spectacular.
The climbing roses are at their height of bloom now.
The 300 year old Wisteria was not in bloom but they had a large photo of it when it was. Views of the lawns and clipped box hedges. What an amazing garden!
HOSTARIA VECCHIA RAPALLO RESTAURANT
We went to the town called Rapallo for a cooking demonstration and class and then lunch. They taught us how to make stuffed vegetables.
Steps to making stuffed vegetables.
After finishing baking. This is what we had for lunch.
This is what good pesto sauce is supposed to look like.
VILLA BRICHERASIO BOTANICAL GARDEN