Grand Hotel Villa Balbi

V.le Rimembranza, 1, Sestri Levante, Italian Riviera, 16039, Italy | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Sestri Levante

Shopping day in Genoa

A travel blog entry by alim58

... We eased into the day quietly with late breakfast in the much calmer canteen as we watched from the deck the chaos below with everyone getting into buses and away! That's us in 11 days! We set off at 10.00 am to visit the old Italian city of Genoa . So many old buildings and cobblestoned narrow streets with lovely old buildings at every turn. We had a little map that our Canadian friends popped under our door as they were ...

Italian Riviera

A travel blog entry by travelistolive


... in town. One of our first stops- gelato! We had been seeing gelato almost everywhere on our trip thus far, but in Italy it was literally on every corner. Bad news for us. ;)

For dinner we decided to try a restaurant called Catalina Po Po. It was recommended to us by a couple we had met at breakfast one morning in Lucerne. Against the advice to avoid this place by our hotel concierge, ...

A further boost to the Italian Economy

A travel blog entry by carsey53


... we were early of course - he was sitting at one of the tables working out his master plan for the night - trying to number the tables using a modern system of rocks with the table number written on them - it was a circus - his wait staff were trying to keep up with him but could not, we were laughing at the antics and every so often he would stop by our table and tell us how good he was - we nicknamed him Mad Max - made our last night in Italy a memorable ...

Cinque Terre - our first coastal destination

A travel blog entry by mark_christina


... A highlight of the walk was reaching each town and exploring the little shops, enjoying the views and bracing yourself for the next challenge. We finally made our way to Riamaggiore and hit the rocky beach for a wonderful refreshing swim after our day of walking and exploring by foot.

Our final day in Cinque Terre, can only be described as a 'beach day,' we trained it to Monterosso again, which was the fifth town in Cinque Terre, (Monterosso somehow never seemed to fit that ...

Cinque Terra

A travel blog entry by theb-cfamily


... Riviera.

Historically, many of the villages on the Mediterranean were walled to protect against attacks from the sea. This area of the coast was often attacked by Muslim pirates and Vikings. Viking influence can still be seen in the occasional fair-skinned, red-headed children of the native villagers in the region.

Vernazza has the only proper harbor in the Cinque Terre. It was founded about 1000 A.D. and was ruled by the Republic ...

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This 4 star hotel is located on V.le Rimembranza, 1, Sestri Levante.
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