Travel Blogs from Savignone
Today has been an adventure to the say the least. It you ask Chris he will say an adventure from hell. We have deviated from original plan as kids were in need of some r and r so we thought we would head for a beach. We checked out Internet last night for a camp on the Italian Riviera and found one just east of Genoa. Web said it was only 1km from beach and free bus to train into Genoa and Portofino. Sounded perfect so off we ...
We arrived on Friday evening to a warm welcome from our friends Cassandra and Ian and while we sipped wine on their terrace the washing machine was very very busy. They live in a south eastern suburb of Genoa and I was impressed with the area, it had everything, supermarkets, clothes and shoe shops, fishmongers and green grocers and a very nice Italian post office run almost entirely by cheerful women. It's great being away on this trip ...
... city is very compact and squeezed by the mountains which come right down to the sea. We went for a quick drive into the hills but it was a stormy night and the visibility poor.
We are here for four nights and we'll update the blog when we leave ...
We have just arrived home and it is just after midnight.
We left at 7.30 this morning and I have driven from Genoa to Pisa, Pisa to Florence, Florence to Parma and back to Genoa.
In Pisa, we got a park right outside the entrance to the leaning tower, so with a short, hop, skip and jump, we were acting the fools like everyone else, and trying to push the tower up. Our efforts were not ...
... went out on the balcony because we thought we heard thunder. It was, in fact, a beautiful fireworks show over Santa Margherita Ligure that we could see in the distance. The Italians in this region love to put on fireworks show, I remember the same thing happening when I came 5 years ago with Dana. It is such a fun surprise and thrill to open your window or walk out onto your balcony and see a fireworks display when you aren't expecting it. I love the Italian culture and their celebrations.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility