Amy Finley's Adventure Guide to Italian Riviera: San Remo, Portofino & PDF

By Amy Finley

ISBN-10: 1423773500

ISBN-13: 9781423773504

ISBN-10: 1588435776

ISBN-13: 9781588435774

Pinned among the mountains and the ocean, on a steeply-sloped crescent of land stretching from the French border to Tuscany, greater than half Liguria (better referred to as the Italian Riviera), is secure park land. The inland cities are probably the most fascinating in Liguria, either for his or her heritage and their attractive settings amid the forests, valleys, and peaks of the Apennine Mountains. The mountaineering here's really good. as well as the most important urban of Genoa, you ll locate the attractive coastal towns of Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure, Sestri Levante, and Portovenere, plus captivating Portofino, a mecca for the attractive humans. San Remo besides, domestic of the well-known track pageant. the writer, who has lengthy spent a number of months the following every year, takes you thru each city and sector as you discover the Roman ruins, the artists workshops, feudal castles, and the traditional paths that also attach the villages.

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Obey posted speed limits in towns. On the autostrada, you’re supposed to drive with your lights on. Seat belts are mandatory. You are legally supposed to carry an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) and your US driver’s license while driving in Italy. ) You might need to show an IDP to rent a car in Italy. You will be asked to show an IDP if you are pulled over for a traffic violation. By Car n n n 17 Parking lots are indicated by a blue and white sign with a large “P” and are generally on the outskirts of the villages.

12 n Where to Go Portovenere (for posh shopping and dining and Byron’s Grotto) n Montemarcello (for seclusion and the Parco Naturale Regionale di Montemarcello-Magra) n Sarzana (for antique shopping) n Setting the Stage The Italian Riviera has always been a magnet for artists and writers, and so it shows up a lot in various artistic forms (movies, books, paintings). To set the stage before you go, you might want to check out any or all of the following: n Read Pictures from Italy, by Charles Dickens, in which he talks about his travels on the Riviera and in particular his impressions of the town of Camogli.

Buongiorno (bwon jorno) Good afternoon . . . . . . . . . . . . Buonasera (bwona sayra) Good evening. . . . . . . . . . . . . Buonasera (bwona sayra) Good night . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buonanotte (bwona nottay) Goodbye . . . . . . . . . . . . Arrivederci (arreevaydehrchee) Excuse me! (to get someone’s attention) . . . . . . . Scusi! (skoozee) Excuse me (to get past someone) . . . . . . Permesso (pehrmehsso) Do you speak English?

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