Hotel Ristorante Colomba d'Oro
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... cool, glossy, rich interior. There were chandeliers and marble, sweeping staircases and waterfalls - we felt so out of place that for several minutes we stood in a corner waiting for security to come and take us away. Perhaps if we'd taken our dog with us, or if we smoked or if either of us was wearing diamonds and platinum we might have blended in - but in our shorts and walking shoes we looked and felt like aliens. It was only the need for coffee and snacks that got us moving ...
... boat into shore just before 9am to see the first races. There was a Porsche race first then Formula Renault. I was in time for both. I didn't however get there in time to secure a good spot. For that I would've had to arrive days in advance. I only bought the general admission ticket which allows you up on the hill in a standing area. The trouble is that people come with their deck chairs and hammer them in early.
I did manage to squeeze into a spot down the hill, ...
... 16th century Rampe Majeure to the Palace Square.
There is a statue of 'Malizia', the first Grimaldi, who stormed the palace in 1297, disguised as a monk, and founded the ruling dynasty.
There were magical views from both sides of the Square of the French and Italian Rivieras. We wandered down some side streets to get away from the (other) touists, beautiful, narrow, arched streets. Past the Cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum of which Jacques Cousteau ...
... to play the Dirty Dancing slots at one of the world's most famous casinos.
Surprisingly, no millionaires invited us back to their yachts. I thought for sure we would be partying with P. Diddy or George Clooney by the end of the night. Oh well. Seeking out the city's cheapest dinner was fun too.
... hilly!! It reminded me of running the Big Sur Marathon in 2011. We walked to some more residential areas, did some window shopping & took lots of scenic photos. We headed back to the central casino area around 4 pm to check out some of the designer shops. I wanted to price compare the wallets we had seen in Milan. At this time, the sky turned dark blue & the wind was so strong! We knew a storm was blowing in, so we found a coffee bar/restaurant to duck into to escape ...