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We left the hotel at about 08:30 am and made our way to the Rialto Alilugano landing stage. The boat arrived on time and weset off....once again in a sea mist but not as severe as yesterday! Within an hour we were at the airport and soon in our car and on our way west to Savignone. We travel mostly on the autostrada so no photos until we are close to ...
Carbon copy repeat of a previous experience trying to sail into Portofino - rough seas meant it was too dangerous to tender ashore, so instead we docked in Genoa.
Having explored the city on that last visit, we chose to still take a shore excursion to visit the picturesque towns of Sestri Levante & Rapallo
... from one of his movies that is currently used for educational purposes. This part of the harbor has been 'reset' in a lovely 'park' with palm trees, wide walkways, benches, and an area for meetings.
Back in town we see the ducal palace, the site of the G8 meeting and the house where Christopher Columbus was born. Our tour concludes in the modern part of Genova where we board an elevator for a 'belvedere'-360 degree views of the city. ...
... to the man that we didn't have any cash on us haha. So here is jason and I with our tails between our legs and we are sitting on the Verona (where Romeo and juliettes balcony is) platforms waiting 2 hours for our slow train to arrive hehe. We arrived in genoa and were quite surprised at the "port cities" beauty. If only we had longer to see what the city is really ...
... tubs of flowering geraniums. We walked around the Piazza De Ferrari and wandered into the Palazzo Ducale - the cities cultural centre. So beautiful all the old buildings lit up. We eventually settled on eating at a delightful indoor/outdoor cafe (took my friend Narelles advice - look for the busiest place where the locals are) - they had "happy hour" but a different kind to what we are used to - this happy hour was "buy a drink and eat as ...