Hello again!! 🙂 In case you missed the previous blog post… I will be out of the country from January 7th through Jan 19th shooting Katherine and Matts wedding! But while I’m out… so I don’t leave you guys hangin’… I’ll have a series of blogs automatically post from my Europe trip in October… when I was there for Elizabeth and Stewarts wedding! I took my mom with me… and we went a few days early to go to Italy first… and we stayed a few days after the wedding and went to Paris! 🙂
So, when I was in Vernazza in 2007… I stayed next to the same room (owned by the same people) as I did this time… but this time I noticed something different… As I walked up the steps to get to my room I noticed this open door with these things hanging!! Come to find out… This is how they make their homemade wine!! (Everyone there makes their own wine… kind of like we make tea! haha!) Anyway…this homemade wine is called Sciacchetrà (pronounced Sha – keh – trah…. ha! Hooked on phonix worked for me :P) Anyway…I thought it was really neat how they hung the grapes from the ceiling of their… I don’t know what it was… but it looked like their storage room!
This contraption on the right is what they squeeze the dried grapes into… it is a super concentrated and sweet wine!This is Allesandro and Giani working on their boat 🙂 Sadly… the week we were there… right after we left… it rained about 20 inches…causing a mudslide. If you didn’t know anything about that…please watch this video… Ahh..just breaks my heart! I thought about Giani working on his boat… which is most likely in several pieces now…or washed onto the piazza…If you watched the video up there… The area that the water was flowing over… is this area below… Here is another video…This is Monterosso!When I was there in 2007 I did a photo shoot for Ciak Restaurant! I knew they had published the images in a cook book… but I didn’t know they had post cards displayed! So neat to see these in print!Luigi Ciak in his kitchen! More specifically, he was making my pesto and pasta!! Pesto is from the Cinque Terre… I didn’t learn that until this trip! haha! It is DELICIOUS!!The Leaning Tower of Pisa!