Genova: The city of the sea, mountains, & Christopher Columbus

At first arriving to Novara I was told by the school administration of Liceo Bellini to go on vacation, so I did! Maddy, Maria, and I went to the Liguria for 5 days. What an adventure! We were in a little town called Cogoleto in a country house on the mountainside. A dream right? Yes, it was.

Genova

The first full day we had here we went into Genova. I was super happy because I got to cross off a UNESCO World Heritage Site my first week in Italy! Genoa’s historic center, specifically La Strada Nuova and the 42 Palazzi dei Rolli, are the UNESCO site. The palaces were beautiful and gloriously fancy. We also saw the “house” of Christopher Columbus. I put that in quotes because we passed a few of these said “houses” of Christopher Columbus. 🙂

 

1239947_10151711172588541_1971281217_n1234681_10151711172928541_1348301783_n1231461_10151713698463541_318644081_n996607_10151711173093541_1694599841_n1236627_10151711172753541_551040323_n1186178_10151711172853541_903432705_n533762_10151713699078541_1562233614_n

The next few days were filled with a fantastic mix of beach and mountains – we spent the mornings at the beach lounging and walking around and then the afternoons hiking the mountains with the dogs. I didn’t go into the water because (to a Floridian wimp) it was freezing. Liguria such a fantastic and unique landscape! I would really love to explore this part of Italy more.

1239565_10151711173338541_1264026558_n1234721_10151711173383541_4564252_n46403_10151711173823541_446522281_n

On one of our hikes we passed by a mountain monastery and old stone houses romantically covered in vines, ate wild figs and blackberries! I felt like I was in a movie.

 

1239360_10151711174123541_1289224119_n1233380_10151711173498541_805808855_n45530_10151711173933541_1389951913_n581173_10151711173793541_4170797_n

JMO

 

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Genova: The city of the sea, mountains, & Christopher Columbus

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s