Wednesday, August 30, 2006

A trip to San Remo

On Monday we had a day out in San Remo on the Ligurian coast, about two and a half hours drive from here. We diced with death along the coastal motorway as we sped through tunnels, over bridges and round hairpin bends before joining the coast road into San Remo where we battled with hundreds of mopeds making their way to the beach.

We went to San Remo to meet up with Anne, the lady who taught us Italian in the UK. She used to work in San Remo and visits on holiday a couple of times a year. It was lovely to catch up with her and we had an enormous lunch (with a particularly large helping of tiramisu) before exploring the town. We also had a stroll along the seafront and stopped for a well deserved drink in a bar with a fantastic view across the bay.

San Remo is on the Riviera dei Fiori and is famous for it's flowers which thrive in the mild climate. The surrounding hillsides are scattered with greenhouses where all manner of flowers are grown & exported across Europe. We had been looking for some flowers for a couple of people so it was an ideal opportunity to buy some really nice ones.


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