An odd place to start a review of my May/June Italy travels is the on the last leg to home from SFO to SLO on a Sunday afternoon. But, the exploratory travel down the River Road accessible at Chualar certainly fit the vibe of the larger road trip from Milan to Rome.
The question in most travelers' minds invariably turns to 'How does this compare to home?'. That is why I am starting here and working backwards on deconstructing my Italian trip segments. With the recent California rains, the return route down through the Eastern fringes of Monterey County was vibrant. Equally beautiful, but very different from the hills of Tuscany. Eye of the beholder.