June 5th, 2015
Friday and Saturday will by far be the most exciting of our week-long journey. We’ll stay the night in Portofino after arriving from Rome on the 4th. After a quick breakfast we have scuba diving reservations planned in the Marine Park, the most popular scuba destination on mainland Italy. It is home to an underwater bronze statue called “Christ of the Abyss” in Italian. There is also a shipwreck in the area that I’m hoping we get to explore. We have two separate dives booked, which will take up most of the morning/afternoon.
A quick lunch will proceed a tour of the town. Several of the sites I’d like to visit are Castello Brown (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=http://www.castellobrown.com/&prev=search), Punta Portofino, and the Church of San Giorgio. Due to the lack of websites in English, it’s getting difficult to post links. Just Google anything not linked and you can usually find reviews and pictures on TripAdvisor.
In the afternoon we’ll travel to Milan, about two hours north. This year Milan is hosting the World’s Fair (http://www.milanworldsfair.com/), and we can get reduced-price evening passes. The World’s Fair looks like an interesting stop, but honestly we are only checking it out because it’s on our way. After Milan we are heading even farther north, into the Italian Alps, to a district named “Trentino.” That will bring us to June 6th.