Ann and I spent two days wandering through different fishing villages. One day we hired a driver to take us to Camogli and then caught a boat to San Fructtuoso, had lunch, stopped for ice cream and caught another boat to Portofino. From Portofino we walked back to Santa Margherita. The coast is lined with fishing villages, some are sleepy, some are touristy and some are warm and lovely. Rapallo was our surprise. It’s a village next Santa Margherita with a really pretty walk to get there. My friends Mike and Natalie got engaged on that walk. Mike picked a beautiful way to propose, it’s really stunning.
Those walks are some of my favourite memories of the trip because Ann and I talked, reconnected and ate some fantastic gelato! Spending time with her also means visiting multiple bakeries, so I learned to photograph instead of eating. A great way to spend quality time together.
These photos are a mix of Camogli, San Fruttuso, Portofino and Rapallo.
I met my brother and sister-in-law Mark and Ann with my two handsome nephews Jordan and Spencer in Florence and from there we rented a car and drove to Santa Margherita Ligure. That was a beautiful drive.
It’s in the province of Genoa in the region of Ligure and commonly called “The Italian Riviera”. Originally “riviera” was an Italian term from the Middle Ages that referred to that specific coast of Liguria. Yachts dock there to enjoy the area so we saw some enormous yachts.
The pier was the perfect place for Jordan and I to go with our cameras and shoot the coastline at dusk. I went out with Spencer the next night to check out yachts that had just docked.