We finally reach the end of our Italian adventure!
It was pretty exhausting but totally amazing and I feel so lucky that we were able to see so much of this incredible country. M had never been to Italy before but we both well and truly have the bug. We’ve been talking about going back this year… (update: we went back).
I hadn’t been to Italy’s north-west corner and while Genoa is in some ways similar to my more familiar Tuscan cities it really has its own vibe. In both appearance and atmosphere, Genoa is fairly rough around the edges: it’s sprawling, gritty, urban and edgy. Or maybe it only felt like that after the tiny, multi-coloured prettiness of the Cinque Terre.
(Side note: I miss my legs being so tanned.)
Where to stay
To end our trip on a high, we treated ourselves to a stay at the Grand Hotel Savoia. I’d like to say we enjoyed the rooftop terrace for the views but, honestly, we were there for the hot tub and the cocktails (ok, the views were good too). For a 5* hotel the prices are really reasonable and we’d recommend it.
Where to eat
The upside of being in a bigger but less tourist-y place is that we found that things like eating out and bottled water were generally cheaper.
So, that’s it! If you have any questions or indeed other recommendations to share, please do leave a comment or tweet me. Arrivederci!