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San Remo - Genoa

Trip Details

Road Trip 2008 II
Date: Wed, 20/08/2008
Italy
Distance: 183 km
Motorcyclists: George
Copilots: Stergiani
Photographers: Stergiani , George
Authors: George
Translators: Sakis, George
Map: Trip map
Photographs: Link

Sightseeing map

20.8.2008

After the morning coffee , we put the baggage in the bike and began for Genoa. We should cover 183 kilometres. We left behind Monaco satisfied from our stay in this small state. In a short time we were found  in the borders of France - Italy. Entering in the Italian province the landscape becomes always more acquaintance and near the Greek landscape. What became immediately perceptible, was  the cities, that we crossed , it had too much traffic.

When we reaching in San Remo, bacause the sun made perceptible its presence and the heat began to annoy, we stopped for coffee. The way up to Genoa, contained passages through small villages, small cities, with architecture that it referred in other seasons.

At the afternoon we reached in Genoa. And there we had selected the IBIS hotel. We left the baggage in the room, that had view in a industrial region and we went down to visit the city. Genoa is an old city and there was born Christofer Kolombus. The buildings are of unique beauty but most are not maintained, testifying thus their age. You can see between blocks of flats springing up old pieces from towers.

We left the bike near to harbour and we began to go to Piazza Ferrari, which constitutes the central square of the city. Characteristic is the big fountain that is found in the centre of this square. What made us impression is that while it was August, daily and almost 19.30 and 20.00pm., all the shops were closed and more general did not exist circulation. We wandered enough in to the streets of the city, admiring the unique beauty of its buildings and seeking a restaurant for diner. Finally we found a restaurant somewhere in a corner of the city and without second thought I would say that it was from the best of this travel.

While the city is full from points of tourist interest, nothing function the hour where we visited it. From the other side, the picturesqueness and the particular beauty of Genoa are given, with intense the influences from the Rebirth.

The other morning we would leave for Verona, the city of Roman and Juliet.