Clarion Collection Hotel Astoria
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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We took advantage of a break in a thunder shower to explore ruins of the Priamar fortress which is built on a hill near the harbor. In 1528 Savona was conquered by Genoa; the city was ransacked and the beautiful cathedral on the site was demolished. In its place the Genoese built an immense fortress. Parts of the fort have been transformed into a cultural arts and social center. We also walked to and visited the Sistine Chapel in Savona. With the ascent of Pope Sisto IV ...
We are at sea today writing this portion of the blog as we head for Casablanca, Morocco on the northwest coast of Africa. Savona was a surprisingly delightful Italian port city. Most passengers disembarked, having come to the end of their cruise to Istanbul. Many more passengers embarked so the ship is full for the voyage to Argentina. English-speaking people are few and far between. We are relaxed and happy. Here is a glimpse of Savona from our ...
... No kitchen. No facilities. 40€ Per night.ok value - clean and just few yrs old. Town has closed up out of season feel. Sea rough and lots debris on shore- obviously had big storm recently. Lunch at local bar - focaccia and tomato salad - pretty ordinary but what do we expect from a bar on seafront in tourist town. The town survives on cinque terre visitors - most building converted to tourism use - bars restaurants and accom. ...
... 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 ...