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... ends around 3:30 when those that were open until lunch, re-open for evening trade. Most blogs & tripadvisor talk about two main shopping streets, Via Caffa (outlets) and via San Luca (shoes) both are run down empty streets with absolutely none of their renowned content. They're also half an hour walk apart.
So we arrived around 11 in a dead city. As an ancient city there are many areas of condensed alleys where ...
Saturday 24th May
Up early on another beautiful morning. Said good bye & drove without problems, in 25 mins, to Perugia to return the car, heaving a sigh of relief that it & our marriage had survived the week we had it.
Had a snack & waited for the train to Florence, which we had been on last year but in an empty 1st class coach. After a pleasant & uneventful ride we arrived late & had ...
... I would stay for the night as the yacht had to sail to a different town for the day. I was so tired I didn't even care. Looking back, it was a bit sketch. Oops. I got to the hotel, exhausted, but me being who I am did not allow sleep when I had authentic Italian food at my fingertips. I walked around and found a small restaurant down one of the alley ways where I got gnocchi that was divine, fresh bread and olive oil that was amazing. Their house red wine, which is ...
... and I was not impressed. Genoa could not be more different from Briancon, in every way! Briancon is spacious, good views, clean air, not very busy and easy to navigate. None of those things apply in Genoa. I think my mind was having a bit of whiplash from the sudden change in surroundings!
Anyway I found my way and thankfully my opinion of Genoa improved greatly in the day light!
... br> ITALIAN TRANSPORT LOGIC
You buy train tickets, not at the train station, as you may expect, BUT from the Tobacconist in the town. Which, by the way, could be miles away from any train station!
We had the most incredible lunch at Vernazza, as we looked out over the waves crashing onto the breakwater.
Pesto is another local delicacy, and that, of course needed to be trialed- I was not disappointed.