Walking North along the coastline from Riomaggiore on Lover’s Lane, the breath taking scenery below is what one takes in while strolling along the romantic trail.At the end of Lover’s Lane is the next town of Manarola. The station is located just before the hillside town itself as you can below. Back in Riomaggiore at night, a group of little kids were seen dressed up in costumes running up and down the small town. Then I thought to myself – how fortunate to get an opportunity to spend Halloween in another country! The group of kids seen below were so cute! They were little excited people jumping up and down in costumes, screaming out some Italian sayings together in a coordinated fashion like miniature cheer leaders. I am sure what they were shouting translated to something like “trick or treat!” And whenever a batch of candies were tossed down from the windows of visited residents, the kids would give another powerful scream in pure innocent joy as they squatted down to gather the yummy candies into their little treat bags. A couple of hours of train ride towards the South East is the city of Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance after the Dark Ages. Besides the prominent galleries, paintings, and sculptures that are found here, one of the most famous Florentine symbol is this massive, beautiful Duomo (gothic cathedral) seen below. As the fourth largest church in Europe, it remains the tallest building in Florence. The separate circular building on the right is the Baptistry.