The coastal Liguria

On that Sunday we met Gabriele and his wife Luigia. They made the plan for us to go and see Boccadasse.  It is a little fishing village in the outskirt of Genova. We did not stay very long  but it gave us an idea of the area and what was happening there on a Sunday morning. People at the beach and people in the church.

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Boccadasse is nestled between pastel houses and boat by the small pebble beach.

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We drove to Santa Margherita  where we  had lunch. We could see some big hotels like the one in the next photo.  dsc01691

Then, we decided to go on a boat . It was our chance to see the coast from the water. The Italian Riviera !!

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We reached Portofino where more people got on our boat  but we did not get down yet. Then , we arrived in  San Fruttuoso di Camogli. It is tucked away in a tiny, pristine bay between Camogli and Portofino surrounded by lush vegetation . To add to its exclusiveness, you can only reach it by sea or on foot, hiking the near nature trails of the National park of Portofino. The Abbey of San Fruttuoso is a Catholic abbey named after St. Fructuosus, a  Catalan  bishop and saint whose ashes are kept at the abbey. It was  built in the 10th century.  I was surprised to see so many people at the beach. It was end of September and the weather was still summery.

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And then we had a quick visit to Portofino.  We  took some pics and also enjoyed a gelato ( too expensive).

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Portofino is a fishing village on the Italian Riviera coastline. Pastel-colored houses, high-end boutiques and seafood restaurants fringe its Piazzetta, a small cobbled square overlooking the harbor, which is lined with super-yachts.  A path leads from the Piazzetta to Castello Brown, a 16th-century fortress and museum with art exhibitions and panoramic views of the town and the Ligurian Sea.

What a nice day  we had with our friends.  Great memories that will last forever. On my next post -next week- we are going to visit Cinque Terre.

Ciao e grazie per la lettura. I am still trying to learn more Italian but it is not easy.

On my next post, we will be in Cinque Terre. Have a great week . Thanks for reading and your comments.

 

 

7 thoughts on “The coastal Liguria

  1. What a beautiful country Italy is. I loved your boat trip, and seeing things from the water. I’ve heard of that place you can only walk or boat to… beautiful!
    That is a gorgeous hotel! I bet THAT’S expensive!
    And I liked the little village with all the small boats in the street.

    Whenever I have to translate something into Italian (using Google translate) it is really difficult to get it right. Although… not as difficult as Romanian… or Arabic!

    I’m glad your day with your friends was so beautiful!

  2. Ciao cara France, complimenti per questo nuovo e bellissimo post,molto dettagliato e con foto eccezionali. Leggerlo,ci ha fatto rivivere quella splendida giornata.Un abbraccio da noi.

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