Here's a view from our terrace, just a few minutes ago. Even though the weather is moody, the view is absolutely stunning every time!
And here is a shot, looking the other way.
I am happy just being here, watching the light change but there's lots more to do.
We arrived here on Saturday afternoon and looked at 2 rooms at the Doria Park before we chose this one--#557. It is a little bit bigger and 10 euro more/ night but we like it very much.
Shortly after we settled in I got a welcome call from Megan. She is a total sweetheart. She and Luigi came by for a brief but lovely visit over prosecco on the veranda here at the hotel.
So it was Saturday night in a beach resort--the joint is jumpin'. We wander down to the harbor and find ourselves waiting for a table at La Conchiglia. Four beautiful men tourists from Milan are waiting with us and help us get a table. They also recommended we try the Apribocca di Massimo antipasto. So we do. That starts a series of about 9 little plates (thank goodness we were sharing). the first plate was swordfish carpaccio with olive oil and pink peppercorns. Ken is not so big on fish so I ate that one. Each little plate was an adventure--some more familiar than others. Ken ate the little cooked shrimp with diced tomatoes and I particularly loved the little fritter with an anchovy wrapper. There was also hot octopus, hot squid with an oddly herby broth, more and more. We each got a pasta dish, too neither of which thrilled us. What did, however was the Vermentino with the fish and the scene. Being under this loud tent with so many Italians--many families. Well, I just couldn't wipe the grin off my face.
We didn't finish dinner until about 11:00. I think we have really arrived.