mit_souko (mit_souko) wrote,
mit_souko
mit_souko

  • Location:
  • Mood:
  • Music:

end of the trip

After a week on Ischia we flew back to Milan.

From there we drove down to the Ligurian coast south of Genoa (a couple of hours or less). My friend has a pied-a-terre at Santa Margherita, a small port on the coast.

a view of the Ligurian coast


a roof garden at Santa Marguerita

On one of the days there, we walked over to Portofino, a well known resort on the coast, about an hour's walk. We ran into a lot of police along the way, as it seems there was some reunion in Santa Margherita, and the prime minister, Berlusconi, who rents a villa in Portofino, had decided to attend.

Portofino is very lovely, but it is so well known it is almost a cliche, the perfect image of an Italian small port. Innumerable paintings depict it.

classic view of Portofino

It is actually quite a deep bay, a good shelter for the boats. the houses are generally narrow and have been extended upwards. The boats used ot be just fishing boats, but nowadays they are pleasure ones. We took a small coastal one to rejoin Santa Margherita. The latter is quieter and less touristy. As the coast is cooler than Milan in the summer, many Milanese have vacation places there, although there are but few beaches, the coast is too abrupt and rocky.

public garden, Santa Margherita

Well, we returned to Milan, my 2 weeks were at an end, and I flew home, thinking it had gone by too fast!

Subscribe

  • Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

    At the end of March we visited a state park about an hour's drive norhtwest of Las Vegas, the Valley of Fire. The name is a bit overdramatic,…

  • Canyon de Chelly.

    We spent time looking at the many ruins. Virtually every cave has ruins. Some have crumbled, but in most cases they remain, with the walls fairly…

  • A short trip to Northern Arizona

    I spent last week in Northern Arizona, for a return visit to some ancient sites I particularly like. We went north from Flagstaff to the Cameron…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments