Northern Italy is a special part of this wonderful country.  We plan to spend some days exploring Pisa and returning to Florence.  It is just a short ride from the coast and well worth visiting this wealthy city filled with architecture, sculpture and paintings of a golden age.  Further north is the famed Cinqua Terra, a series of 5 villages strung along the sheer cliffs of northern Italy.  It will take you all day to hike the trail and a lifetime to remember it.  There is even a nude beach along the way if you get tired of the trek.  And finally the famed city of Genoa. It is a dreamy place, a labyrinth of ancient lanes, palaces, medieval walls, turrets, and bell towers. If you haven’t been, you are in for a treat.