|Sanremo's Russian Orthodox Church|
Fortunately, the sun was shining the day the weekly street market is held in nearby Ventimiglia. We took the local bus there and spent well over an hour wandering what is reputed to be the largest knock off market in Europe. However, we thought the weekly outdoor market in Sanremo was just as good. It is next to the Central Mercado where you can find everything imaginable to make a wonderful, fresh Italian meal -- fish, meat, cheese, wine, pasta, vegetables and fruit. Being homeless, we rarely have reason to buy anything but we enjoy the festive air of the markets and observing the local people.
|View from roof top terrace of our apartment building|
|Biking the rails to trails path|
|Narrow alleys lead up to high point|
|View from the high point overlooking the city|
|Lunch at our favorite restaurant|
Fortunately, Ron is very creative in the kitchen. On rainy days, we would trek to the market with our umbrellas and bring home the makings for appetizers and dinner. Early on, we learned – or I should say re-learned – that we must bring our own carry bag to the supermarket or be charged for plastic bags.
Overall, we have found the prices a bit high as we always have to add about 1/3 as the euro runs close to $1.30 against the US dollar. Gas is very expensive. They sell it by the litre and 3.79 litres = 1 gallon. It comes to about $7.00 a gallon to fill our Citroen with diesel. So far we have not needed to use the car except to get from lodging to lodging. The local transportation has been excellent and easy to use.
On Wedneday, May 22 we will follow the coast around to Rapallo, Italy.