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Provincia di Genova

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  • Day1

    Endlich geht es los.

    September 29 in Italy

    Fast staufrei durchgekommen. Lediglich am Gotthardtunnel eine halbe Stunde verbummelt. Aber ohne Navi hätten wir das Terminal hier ewig gesucht. Wie haben das nur die Älteren früher geschafft? ;-) Nun stehen wir am Kai, die Fähre ist gerade gekommen, jetzt nur noch drauf, Bier auf, Urlaub.

  • Day4

    Dag 4. Naar Genua

    September 13 in Italy

    's Morgens nemen de nonnetjes afscheid van Mitzi, Ciao Bella, en we beginnen onze trip naar ons appartementje in Pieve Ligure. Dat is iets voorbij Genua en omdat ze daar een halve brug minder hebben, stuurt de gps ons recht door Genua. Alhoewel, recht ? Het kronkelt en het daalt en het stijgt en het daalt en daar rijden dan nog eens Italianen tussen die ook en vooral stilstaan waar er niet mag stilgestaan worden. Gelukkig heeft ons appartementje een groot terras om rustig te bekomen met zicht op zee. In onze zoektocht naar een parkeerplaats belanden we op het enige zandstrandje in de buurt waar we ons een frisse duik gunnen alvorens we ons weer tussen het chaotische verkeer wagen op zoek naar een veilige plaats voor de auto. Op ons terrasje genieten we van een lekkere spritz en Katriens verse pasta met pesto.Read more

  • Day5

    Dag 5. Bezoek aan Genua

    September 14 in Italy

    Om 8 uur 's morgens zijn er eindelijk parkeerplaatsen vrij waar de Audi onbeperkt mag blijven staan. Wijzelf nemen na het ontbijt de bus naar Genua en beginnen de stad te verkennen : trappen, tunnels, smalle straatjes, grote weelderige paleizen, rijkelijke kerken, een haven met aquarium, ... Mooie, typisch Italiaans. De moeite waard maar ook vermoeiend. Na de bustocht terug gaan we nog even langs het dichtstbijzijnde strandje, maar de zon is spijtig genoeg al om de hoek en de rotsen zijn te glad om ons er echt aan te wagen. Terug thuis kookt Katrien terwijl de zussen een spritzje genieten bij de ciabatta met verse pesto.Read more

  • Day6

    Genua houden we voor bekeken. We gaan nog wel eens terug als het geen zon en zee en strand weer is om alle rijkdom wat beter te bekijken. Nu gaan we de andere kant uit, richting schiereiland Portofino. We parkeren de Audi aan het station van Camogli en stijgen 900 treden op amper 1,5 km tot het kerkje van San Rocco. Prachtig uitzicht op de baai en Genua. Op de terugweg moeskoppen we nog wat passievruchten voordat we in de zee duiken van het badstadje. Terug thuis ronden we de dag af met een gastronomische pizza van Lo Scalo. Zalig genieten.Read more

  • Day34

    Auf nach Genua

    September 7 in Italy

    Wir nutzen heute Morgen vor dem Verlassen des Campingplatzes den Autowaschbereich und schrubben das Wohnmobil ordentlich ab und duschen Jonte direkt mit. Gut, dass der nur eine Badehose anhat.
    Dann geht es nach Genua, leider entscheiden wir uns für die ältere Autobahn, die sich auf der Nord-Süd-Route sehr kurvig und eng ans Meer runterschlängelt. Die Gegenrichtung nutzt die neuere Straße durch Tunnel und über Brücken. In Genua selbst biegen wir einmal falsch ab und stehen mitten drin im Stadtstau, der nach dem Einsturz der Brücke vermutlich an der Tagesordnung ist. Wir kommen aber rechtzeitig am Terminal an und fahren auf die Fähre. Hier beziehen wir unsere 4-Bett-Außenkabine und Jonte nutzt noch ausgiebig das Kinderspielareal während Bo den Nachtschlaf in der Trage beginnt.Read more

  • Day2

    Ciao Genoa

    December 6, 2017 in Italy

    Wir sind in Genua angekommen. :) Jetzt gleich geht es aufs Schiff!

  • Day333

    Day 334: South to Genoa

    January 14 in Italy

    On the move, again! Packed up in Turin and headed for the station, then hopped on our train to Genoa at 12pm. Should be a fairly easy run this one, just a direct train that takes about 2.5 hours.

    Or at least it was supposed to be! The first 90 minutes passed uneventfully, although the conductor tried to tell us something in Italian. Eventually the train pulled into Alessandria, a backwater city just over halfway between Turin and Genoa, and sat. And sat. And sat.

    Eventually everyone got off the train, and one person who spoke a bit of English told us the train was cancelled because of a strike! And we'd had such a good run up to the this point, only a couple of cancellations and delays.

    So we went inside the station but the two harried-looking people at the counter couldn't speak English, and judging from everyone's tone, there wasn't any info to find anyway. Nothing online about the strike either, naturally - though it was probably just in this area.

    There weren't any other options either, no buses and definitely too far for a taxi. So we just did what everyone else from our train had done - go inside the cafeteria and wait. Mainly because it was heated! So we waited and waited, for almost 2 hours in the end.

    Finally people started moving so we all got up and headed back over to the platform, where a train set off for Genoa again. I'm pretty sure it was actually the same train we had been on before, so who knows.

    Anyway, we finally made it to Genoa. It's an old port city, once the rival of Venice and still one of the busiest ports in the Mediterranean. The medieval area is really atmospheric - no cars, packed in tiny, mazy streets and alleyways. There's also just a hint of danger in the air too, as prostitutes are a pretty common sight as well as people just "hanging around" - probably selling drugs. We'd been warned no to go down dark alleyways particularly at night, and though we figured it would mostly be safe I was a little on edge the whole time. It also looked a little grimmer than usual since it was Sunday and all the shops had their shutters closed.

    Found our apartment with no issues, on the eighth floor of an old palazzo but thankfully with a lift! Nice apartment, recently renovated though the bathroom is a bit odd. No shower curtain, it's just sort of in a cupboard and has a sloped ceiling coming towards you.

    We settled in for a bit then went wandering down to the waterfront. Lots of people out enjoying the late afternoon. Not quite as sunny as yesterday but only scattered clouds. Walked past the famous and surprisingly expensive aquarium, walked to the end of a couple of piers and back, then visited a famous deli/supermarket creatively titled Eataly. Stocked up on provisions for the next couple of days before heading home via a few streets we hadn't explored already.

    Lots to do tomorrow!
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  • Day2

    On Board!

    December 6, 2017 in Italy

    Jetzt gleich geht es los. Wir haben uns das Schiff bereits ein bisschen angesehen und freuen uns auf die nächsten Tage. Über Nacht fahren jetzt erstmal nach Rom. Gute Nacht!

  • Day334

    Day 335: Exploring Genoa

    January 15 in Italy

    Time to see what's up with Genoa's World Heritage site. It's known as the Strade Nuovo and the Palazzi dei Rolli, where during one of the city's rich and powerful eras, a bunch of enormous palazzos (mansions( were constructed on the edges of the medieval sea port area. They were added to a roll system (the rolli), where they would be used as lodgings and temporary homes for city guests. This could be anyone from a foreign businessman, a merchant, dignitary, diplomat, right up to an emperor or pope.

    So we set out for a wander! Most of the buildings are concentrated along a couple of streets, the via Garibaldi and the via Balbi. It was quite challenging to film since the streets were narrow and busy with traffic (this was largely outside the pedestrian-only area), but it was still quite interesting to see.

    Since it was Monday, quite a few of the main palaces were closed so we couldn't go inside, including the Palazzo Real (Royal Palace) which is supposed to be one of the nicest ones. Oh well.

    But we did manage to talk our way inside one of them which had decorations from the era still remaining, though these days it was used for some sort of government building. It was crazy to see a conference room decorated like Versailles, all baroque gilded mirrors and resplendent frescoes, but then decked out with office chairs and teleconferencing equipment! Quite a contrast!

    Headed back down into the old seaport area for lunch where we found a great little local place in a back alley. Did the typical Italian thing of a pasta plate followed by a main which were both excellent. I had ravioli in soup for my first course, though I've forgotten my second course, whoops.

    Walked around a bit more and did some exploring. Christopher Columbus was a native of Genoa and his "house" is still preserved on the edge of the old town. I put it in quote marks because there's not really any proof he was born or grew up in that particular house. It's just a really old house in the general area, maybe even the right street.

    A bit more wandering in the afternoon then headed home where we cooked pasta for dinner.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Provincia di Genova, Genua, Génova, Gênes, Genova

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