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... agreed it would be nice to pick up supplies at the supermarket as we pass and have dinner "in" on our last night in Rapallo. Tomorrow we say goodbye to Rapallo, catch the train to Turin, then catch the 6pm bus, across the border into France, and to Chamonix, our ski town. (Yes! says Riley). Will try to relish the "space" in our apartment these last few hours, I have a feeling the Chamonix apartment is going to be quite compact. Buona Notte ...
... food, and a rest. I came past Mare Hotel in Savona. They showed me the room which was really nice, and parking in the basemant and as I went back to the reception they even gave me a discount.
Check in done and a quick shower later I went for a walk into the center of Savona to see if I could find a shop and some food. Most places were shut in the afternoon and wouldn't open until 6 pm, but in the end I found a little café on the beach that did sandwiches. I went ...
... reputed to be the glass chalice of the Last Supper.
Leaving there we ascended to another very elaborate Baroque church dedicated to the Jesuit order which was quite over the top to our tastes but included to paintings by Reubens. Finally we walked through one of the surviving gates of the old city walls & up to a relatively austere, by local standards Basilica.
Here we hopped on to a bus which took us out along the river ...
... translates to "cherry-like," and that is what it tastes like--cherries! Mosciame is a very special item that we had yet to see here. I have had it many times at Incanto (my restaurant in San Francisco), as the chef makes his own from time to time. It is salt-cured tuna loin, kind of like a salami made from tuna. At Raibetta it was shaved very very thinly and served with raw tomatoes and dried oregano. The tuna was fishy and salty in all the right ways, and it ...
... time forward to 2:30pm, said our
farewells to those colleagues who knew we were off on our travels once more
whilst shouts of ‘Blimey, you have more trips abroad than a Blue Peter
presenter!!!’ could be heard as we
made our way through the revolving doors and across the tarmac to the waiting
car. We agreed to head back to pick up Roisin’s phone and my dickie etc…thus
saving both my bad back and wallet the shared pain ...