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... were able to do this as it has been on our “bucket list” every time we have been to Italy; now we have done it!
Tonight was our last formal night of the cruise. Dinner was another great experience with everyone sharing their stories of the day. The evening entertainment was the Princess Production Show “What A Swell Party”.
... The city itself was quite pretty but a lot of the shops were closed (even after siesta) and quite a few weirdos around so we just chilled at the hostel after dinner and played our new card game "Pablo" which was taught to is by an Aussie who learnt it from a French guy and then we taught this game to French tourists in Genoa. I can't remember if I wrote about this game in my Cinque Terre post as we learnt it there ...
... for a local dish called Focaccia Fromaggi. It is basically a dough filled with three kinds of cheeses and baked in a wood fired oven. I can't describe to you how heavenly this was. We also had pansotti ravioli, a vegetable filled pasta with a nut cream sauce, and troffie (a pasta unique to Genoa made by hand similar to gnocchi) with pesto. Everything was homemade, authentic, delicious, and just perfect. I had my second gelato experience of the trip as well, which ...
... teams wherever they met came up with the ultimate suitcase design decades ago. But the manufacturers wanted us to buy a suitcase without extras. Then came the "sacs" with one set of wheels. Then suitcases got wheels, then the traditional hardcase suitcase became light weight fabric with a set of wheels. NOW at last we have the bag I just bought but I have a museum of bags in storage ...
... 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.