Is It Really Autumn in Italy???
My best friend arrived last Thursday for a 4 night stay. I warned her to bring sweaters and a good jacket. She arrived to bustling fall weather, drizzle, wind and all. But by Saturday morning we were eating breakfast on the terrace. It was 22 degrees and just too beautiful out to stay in the house, so we headed to the beach. Yes, the beach! Her son, Max, and our “adopt-a-daughter”, Simona frolicked in the break water and enjoyed drawing in the warm sand.
Sunday we woke to summer-like conditions. Our plan had been to go eat a hearty fall-like meal in Parma (on our way to Milano), but derailed everything to more time at the sea. This time, Portofino, which was PACKED with people wanting to take advantage of this glorious day. (Note to self and others, never eat seaside in Portofino unless you want to spend a small fortune for just above average food.)
I figured by the time we reached Milano, we’d start experiencing a chill. Wrong. 20 degrees and sunny. Dined outside, at the end of October!
So, when is the real fall arriving??? I hope just in time for our annual pilgrimage back to California in 3 weeks! I’m lovin’ it! :)