Grand Hotel Savoia
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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We set off from the apartment this morning around 10:30, it's cloudy but warm, expecting 16 degrees, tropical! Purchased tickets for the train back down the coast, planning to get off at Riomaggiore or Manarola (1st and 2nd of the five fishing villages that make up the Cinque Terre). Chose Manarola, it's tiny, quaint, just one uphill, meandering street lined with shops and restaurants/cafes (predominantly closed for the winter, it seems). Only ...
We awoke to find that we were entering port in Genoa right on time at 8am. It was amazing to watch the ship turn within its own length and then reverse in to its berth right on the doorstep of the city. After breakfast we set off to explore and with the help of a tourist map and explanation from the guide were soon wandering through the narrow confines of this beautiful city. The buildings and laneways suggest a lifestyle so different from what ...
... shop and grabbed some drinks and snacks and went back to the hotel to make use of the free wifi.
For dinner I went to a nearby Ristorante Pizzeria and had some vino and the Stelvio Platter with lost of meat, sausages, bacon, cheese and bread. Finished of with an expresso and a grappa, large!
I could have done with a rest day, but still apart from the little bit of rain it had been another good day on the road.
... Cattedrale Di San Lorenzo. It was built to hold John the Baptists ashes in 1155. Apparently for centuries the churchyard was the only public meeting place. Inside there are many small altars and chapels and the ceiling and pillars are painted in rich colours with gold featuring prominently. Breath-taking is all I can say. Giva had a near miss outside posing on one of the imposing lions flanking the entrance when he was blown onto the steps by ...
... met Gabrielle who translated the whole sermon and service to me in English. I met Pol, it was his birthday and we sang to him in three languages during potluck. I met Betti and she wanted so much to talk to me but she only spoke Italian. But, we somehow did and we said to it’s each other, “Lo vi vedro di nuovo, se non sulla terra ti vedro in paradiso sotto l’albero della vita.” (I will see you again, if not on earth I will see you in heaven under the ...