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We took advantage of a break in a thunder shower to explore ruins of the Priamar fortress which is built on a hill near the harbor. In 1528 Savona was conquered by Genoa; the city was ransacked and the beautiful cathedral on the site was demolished. In its place the Genoese built an immense fortress. Parts of the fort have been transformed into a cultural arts and social center. We also walked to and visited the Sistine Chapel in Savona. With the ascent of Pope Sisto IV ...
We are at sea today writing this portion of the blog as we head for Casablanca, Morocco on the northwest coast of Africa. Savona was a surprisingly delightful Italian port city. Most passengers disembarked, having come to the end of their cruise to Istanbul. Many more passengers embarked so the ship is full for the voyage to Argentina. English-speaking people are few and far between. We are relaxed and happy. Here is a glimpse of Savona from our ...
... collection of palazzo or palaces. They are all built to a similar plan, big entrance, into an open court yard and then buildings on four sides around it. It can't have been very convenient, it must have been a very long way round indoors. Most are now occupied by banks but some allow you to look in. Cassandra and I also enjoyed dancing in front of the main fountain. The old dock area is now 400 metres away from the coast as it was ...
... impossible but they found a few decent sized ones. At least there's a little Halloween spirit on board.
Now I'm off Monday and Tuesday and will explore, weather permitting. I've been told Portofino is a must see so that's at the top of the list. By the end of the week we should be headed for Nice, France, then to Valencia and/or Barcelona, Spain.
"If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough." Dream Big Dreams! xoxo
... of Geona. To top it off we realised we'd missed our stop so got off at the next availed stop. It wasn't really giving us a good impression of Northern Italy. We finally got a train out of the ghetto and unanimously decided to only stay one night. However once we arrived at the one star 'Hotel Agentina' the lovely old dear who was in charge had a hard time understanding English. The promise of biscotti and cappuccino sealed ...