Hotel Splendido Mare
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- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Drycleaning onsite
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... hostel at the top of the hill overlooking Manarola. We were at the train station a little early however given our elaborate train journey ahead involving going backwards to go forwards the 5 minute train delay had us slightly worried. Needless to say it all went perfectly and we made it to Santa Margarita ligure. Dina had planned for us to take a boat from the port down the hill from the train station but after we found ...
Lazier by the hour, we didn't get to breakfast until well after 9. Everyone is sold on beach club day, but first we "drag" the kids to Portofino. The bus ride takes ten minutes or so, every possibly inhabitable part of the shore line has been privatised, you can even "Beach Club" on a pier. But the tiny bays are beautiful all the same, old castles, fortresses and family homes dot the ...
... the end of the penisula where there is a light-house. Must confess for the second time we have set off along the path and then turned back.
On the way back towards the town is the lovely tiny church of San Georgio. St.George is one of my favourite Saints. It is then an easy stroll down to the square where there are huge numbers of bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. We took a taxi up to the Hotel Splendido where the rich and famous come to ...
... are apparently a little testy and ready to lash out at anything or anybody nearby. Fortunately all the research we could find stated if you did not have a serious reaction within an hour you weren’t allergic and within a matter of days the stinging should cease. We’ve been to Hawaii and Florida beaches dozens of times and have never been stung, Mary sticks one foot in the Ligurian sea for 30 seconds and gets stung. Go figure.
We got up nice and early this morning to ready ourselves for our trip to Portofino. Very excited, although the weather was a little glum this morning. As we are still not sure if the buses operate outside of holiday season we knew it was going to be a bit of a walk to the train station so off we trudged around 8.45 and it only took 25 minutes, cool.
The train was there waiting so we got our tickets, return for 2 adults to Santa Margherita was ...