Francesco had brought Marco to Tramonti the day before to pick the grapes with his cousins and was there again on Tuesday, so Amy brought me over to see the village and to check out the grape harvesting. We had to park in a lot and walk down the road. The sky was gorgeous with the sun peaking down on the ocean only in certain spots. I love when this happens. Their house is pretty far down the hill and one of the boys came up to escort us down. You will see from the following pictures, there are many stairs and narrow paths-that drop a bit, so don’t lose your footing. ;)
Marco and his cousins then showed us where they had almost finished harvesting and then Luca, one of the other boys, showed me up where they had not started yet so I could get some nice pictures. He was very excited and just kept showing me more and more grapes, so I have plenty of pictures. ;)
I was given a fresh bunch of grapes cut right off a vine that is 150 years old. They were of course, delicious.
I had planned to either continue on to Manarola and take the train back or just to go back down the Riomaggiore side. However, I decided I had some energy, so I’d go down the Manarola side a bit and then back up and back to Riomaggiore. (yes, I may be out of my mind).
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