Italy June 2014
Saturday 14th - Sunday 22nd June 2014
A week in Italy, taking in Genoa, Sestri Levante, the Cinque Terre, Pisa and Florence.
Saturday in Genoa
Saturday 14th June 2014
Arrived in Genoa at lunchtime, foccaccia for lunch, followed by an afternoon wandering round Genoa, taking in the Neptune pirate ship. In the evening started with Aperitivo at Caffe degli Specchi then dinner at I Tre Merli, to sample some Genoese specialities.
Sunday in Genoa
Sunday 15th June 2014
Excellent breakfast at our hotel, followed by a morning stroll around Genoa. Lunch at Osteria di Vico Palla, for more Genoese specialities, and then a visit to the famous aquarium in the afternoon. In the evening aperitivo (of sorts) at Cafe Mangini, followed by dinner back at our hotel.
Monday in Sestri Levante
Monday 16th June 2014
After a very unpleasant train journey from Genoa, we arrived in Sestri Levante (our base for the next two nights) around lunchtime, and spent the rest of the day there.
Tuesday in Sestri Levante
Tuesday 17th June 2014
Spent the day in Sestri Levante, with a couple of visits to the beach.
To the Cinque Terre
Wednesday 18th June 2014
Got a ferry from the morning from Sestri Levante to the Cinque Terre - taking in Riomaggiore on the way, before arriving in Monterosso al Mare, our base for the next two nights.
Thursday in the Cinque Terre
Thursday 19th June 2014
Thursday in Monterosso al Mare, with an ill fatred afternoon excursion to Vernazza.
Monterosso to Florence via Pisa
Friday 20th June 2014
Took the train from Monterosso to Pisa, had a few hours in Pisa in the afternoon, then headed on from there to Florence to stay with Lorenzo for our last two nights.
Saturday in Florence
Saturday 21st June 2014
A lovely day in Florence with Lorenzo and Olya, highlights including the market in Piazza delle Cure, the Boboli Gardens, and a Negroni Crawl in the afternoon.
Back to London
Sunday 22nd June 2014
A quiet Sunday morning in Florence, before getting the coach to Pisa airport, and flying back to London.