BEST WESTERN Hotel Porto Antico
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Pets allowed
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I'm starting to understand why people go to NZ and RAVE about the beaches.
Today I’m on my way to spend three nights on the 'Italian Riviera’, for my Easter break. According to Wikipedia, this area is "The Italian Riviera, or Ligurian Riviera (Italian Riviera ligure) the narrow coastal strip which lies between the Ligurian Sea and the mountain chain formed by ...
... I got back in the car again. Because I didn't take any photo's today I thought I would share some of Dave's foodie snaps he has been taking. Mitch always wants to know what we have eaten when we are away, so Dave has been taking a photo of everything that we eat! It was driving me crazy at first, but now it's just funny. We are those stupid tourists taking photos of their dinner that we normally laugh at! So enjoy our many platters of mixed meat, cheese, cappuccino's and ...
... for the next one at Pisa, a double-decker which was pretty full. Finally we caught the Train to Genoa which was a great run passing the huge Carrara hills from where the famous white marble is quarried & then through miles of tunnels right along the coast with stations at irregular intervals with little harbours & beaches. Eventually, none too soon, we arrived at the station, only to find we were on the wrong side of the track but ...
... so we decided to visit the sea life sanctuary and spend a couple of hours there seeing the wildlife. It was a nice aquarium. Not as nice as Monterey, and not as big, but what was cool is that some of the fauna were species I had never seen in person because in the wild, they reside in parts of the world other than the Pacific Ocean. I saw my first manatee, which was pretty cool. They were lumbering around their tank, munching on lettuce (not sea lettuce, but big ol' heads ...
The port town of Genoa is a historic settlement with many old squares and lanes and a booming modern port. The port was recently struck by tragedy when the harbour control tower was struck by an incoming ship leading to the deaths of those in the tower.
It was this history and in part its location as a good stop off on my route south which drew me here. Had I made a split ...