Sitting on our terrace drinking red wine and eating feta baked with thyme picked wild from the mountains and served with a tomato and cucumber salad and garlic bread. How to make real Italian bruschetta is a recent discovery. Lightly toast the rustic Italian bread then gently rub with a cut clove of garlic and drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, gorgeous. Add chopped tomatoes for real bruchetta al pomodoro.
From our terrace on a hillside in Imperia we can see the motorway running across the head of the valley and the tunnel entrance where the new railway line is being built. There is the buzz of motorbikes and the noise of traffic. Despite all this it is a gorgeous spot with a real sense of seclusion.
This morning we cycled round Porto Maurizio marina. Among the million dollar motor yachts was a sleek grey gun boat. However this was not the Italian navy but the Guardia di Fianza! Only in Italy?