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first full day in Santa Margherita Ligure

Tuesday June 24

Breakfast at my hotel is served buffet style. Choices include various meat and cheese selections, cereal, muesuli, yogurt, fruits, focaccia and pastries. Regular coffee, water, and a couple of juice choices are also available. I was able to ask for an espresso machiato, which was excellent and along with my muesuli, cheese, and focaccia made for a perfect breakfast.

After breakfast, I packed up my bags and went down to turn my key in. I was pleasantly surprised with the information that my new room was ready. I headed back up to my old room and moved my things into my new room. My new room, a single (which was not available the first night of my stay) is a fabulous room. It is not a big as the double, but huge for a single room and it even has a little balcony. The room also faces the quieter side which is nice.

I unpacked my bags and then headed out to explore Santa Margherita Ligure. I took tons of photos and went into a few shops along the way. Around lunchtime, I found a little shop that sold a delicious looking rice and shrimp dish. I ordered some and then found a little fruit and vegetable stand where I bought some strawberries and a peach. I headed back to my hotel and had lunch on my balcony. I decided to take a short nap, which ended up turning into a 4 hour nap after lunch.

For dinner, I decided to give Trattoria Baicin a try. I ordered the homemade ravioli in a walnut sauce, which was incredible and grilled sea bass, which was good. After dinner, I walked around a little more, found a great gelateria, and had a delicious caffè and nocciola gelato.

As far as the cherries go, they do seem to be working somewhat as I have not felt as "foggy" as I have in past years.

Comments (2)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Girasoli, glad the cherries seemed to have worked. Ravioli with walnut sauce, delicious sea bass and gelato. . . I'm totally jealous. But I love hearing about everything! Thanks for this mouth watering entry! Keep on having a good time.

sandrac:

Isn't it great to have a room with a balcony? It can just be so nice to have a little outdoor space of your own, where you can have some lunch or a drink and put your feet up! It sounds like a great hotel and what a find: a decent single room! That's one of my pet peeves, how singles in European hotels so often seem to have been carved out of old broom closets.

Interesting news on the cherries, I'll have to try them!

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