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... ceilings were decorated with elaborate murals and carvings and many walls were painted to give the impression of columns, doors and windows, where there were none.
By the time we had done two of the palaces, we had to take a break for pizza and wine, before we could muster up the energy to tackle the third.
Genoa has been an interesting place to see, with its large harbour hosting some huge private yachts, some cruise liners ...
... lady checking out Katie's camera as we crossed a busy road so I told Katie to put it away!
it was a very pretty place but very busy. We were on top of the bus and it was covered in a clear plastic. I felt we were slow roasting!! Yum/Yuk!,
sorry I have to write this very quickly in an Internet cafe before we miss the last bus and have to swim to catch the ship.
we are pinching ourselves that we are in Italy!
Wish you were all here too.
... port to face a replica galleon & further around various displays of sporting activities. We settled for a sit down & lunch of Trofie al pesto, the favoured local pasta dish which we found a bit disappointing as it appeared to be fairly bland.
Returning we passed through the very narrow & tortuous alleys of the old town past the cathedral & back home down the colonnaded street for a well earned rest.
... was called the NH Marina, so check it out if you're planning to go to Genoa, which you should do, because it's a great city. Genoa is loaded with churches, palaces, shopping, and lots of great places to eat. One of the first shops we stumbled into was a little salumeria, where we successfully negotiated all in Italian to buy 100 grams of mortadella. We also noticed something else in the meat case, labelled "cima Genovese" that neither of us had ever heard of, but ...
... centuries changing the construction until it was seriously bamaged during the 1942-43 bombardments when the church revealed it original architecture. The restoration is marvelous considering the damage that was done. Despite going into more churches than we can count this one captured our imagination and we spent over one hour inside.
Gary can't get over the size of the buildings here in Genoa, it's like someone got the scale wrong or it was built for ...
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