Italia! We made it to the beautiful city of Cinque Terre after many winding roads & hairpin turns! It is hard to believe we left the snowy Alps in the morning & reached the sunny beachside village this afternoon! The villages are totally stunning! We went out fir a big Italian meal with our group & the food was ridiculous! The kids all tried calamari which was the best I have ever had by far & anchovies! Even Rose!! I am shocked at all the foods this picky eater has tried! We finally slept in for once in this trip & hung out at the beach all day! We did some shopping & soaked up the views while the kids ate tons of gelato! I stuck with the Rose' wine which is fantastic here! This has been a welcome restful stop on a very busy trip! The kids are exhausted as they rode the big waves all day long! Now it's time to say goodbye & head to Florence! Ciao!