Yesterday was market day in Rapallo; today it was in Chiavari, a small seaside town just 2 stops south on the local train. Carol’s friend, Adrina, wanted to take us there for the market and then lunch. The market has many of the same vendors as Rapallo, but it’s larger and has more produce and food vendors in the central square.
- Produce in the central square
After bumping into Adrina’s soon-to-be mother-in-law and her boyfriend, we walked to the promenade, or “lungomare” as the Italians say, and sauntered in the sun to lunch.
Adrian took us to da Felice, where we had a leisurely and delicious lunch…..fish for Thad and Adrina, cheese flan and stuffed zucchini flowers for me and, what else?, lasagne al pesto for Carol….everything was excellent!
We decided to check out the exhibit at il Castello, which turned out to be quite lovely. The interior has been renovated as exhibition space….all white walls with original dark wood beams, doors and fixtures intact. I had thought the art would be amateurish, but it turned out to be quite nice. Went down to the lower level where a permanent exhibit of all things Pinocchio was installed in the old cells.
Tucked away by the lungomare is a local club……
Club members enjoying a lovely evening…..
A domani amici!