Apparently all this rain is the signal of the beginning of winter here in Italy. Temperatures are dropping rapidly across the country while it continues to storm here in La Spezia and Cinque Terre. I tried to escape for a while during short patches of breaks in the rain, but it proved futile, bending and maiming my umbrella.
I finally made it back to my hotel holding the umbrella open with both hands to provide full cover despite its damaged arms. I hope this rain ends soon, these rainy days are boring and making me wish of home. However after checking the forecasts, it is supposed to rain tomorrow as well. I will chance it if I can.