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... went and finally came across the beach. It really is quite a beautiful little village and of course not a word of English spoken, this was fun when ordering lunch. Kids and Chris went safe and ordered what was obviously burgers but since this is probably last day in Italy I wanted pasta, so I ordered blind off the set menu 2courses for 10€. First course was spaghetti and it was delicious second course was the one I had no idea what ...
... the railway was added. The customs house is beautifully decorated and it was here Marco Polo was imprisoned which gave him time to write up his journey to China, which became a best seller.
Many of the buildings in Genoa are wonderfully decorated with Trompe-l'oeil meaning to fool or trick the eye, the buildings are completely flat fronted but they look as though they have columns and porticos over the windows, all an illusion.
GENOA, JUNE 8
Today awoke in Genoa, Genova to the Italians. Weather is beautiful. Hotel is compact but very conveniently located. We are pretending that we are aboard a ship so everything must be kept very tidy. Big day walking. Logged in at least 10 miles. First went up the ascensore (the elevator) to a magnificent overlook of the whole city. Came back down and started our walking tour going ...
... 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 ...
... very unfit people stumble along terrified of falling. All said and done though it was a very enjoyable day and fantastic scenery. We met a group of guys from Texas who sang most of the way. By the end of the walk they had decided Australia and NZ was their next trip. I told them to get prepared and watch The Castle! !
30/09/2013: Today we had a much deserved sleep in and chatted to our beautiful daughter Renee and my lovely sister Kath.
We decided we ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN City Hotel Genoa
A perfect little hotel for a city centre stay - spotlessly clean, friendly helpful staff, good facilities in the room, special care taken of women, very kind to our little dog; the only fault I could find is the weak tasteless coffee served at the otherwise satisfactory breakfast.
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