After our wonderful morning in Chiavari, we headed on to Genoa for lunch. Genoa is a large city, so I entered the address of a Harmont and Blaine (Brad's favorite shirts) store into the GPS, and before we knew it, we were parked steps from the center of the shopping street, Via Roma! Fiona and I saw the Louie Vuitton store from the parking lot, and knew we were close. First we stopped for lunch. Tagliolini with ragu for Brad and a veal cutlet with crispy potatoes for me.
Shops were still closed for lunch, so we explored a little of central Genoa. We walked around the opera house, museum, and large piazza. I was in "shopping mode", and took no photos, but Brad had the video camera going. I stopped a well-dressed Italian woman, and asked her where Luisa Spagnoli was, and she was delighted to give us directions a few blocks away. I bought a mustard-colored cardigan, and a 30% off deal on an evening bag at Furla. At 4:30, we met Fiona and Steve at an English pub.
A customer walked in with his dog, a friendly boxer named Roger. Steve asked if he could pet him. Within seconds, Roger was on his hind legs with his paws wrapped around Steve's neck. Roger then licked Steve for a good 10 minutes!
This shot was out the car window, of a park with Columbus's three ships depicted in flowers.
We left Genoa at 5:00, and arrived home about 6:30. I had a double latte and read my book. We decided to stay at the hotel for dinner in the restaurant, and an early night.
I had a salad, and Brad had a tomato-cheese tart to begin.
Brad ordered a seafood sauce linguini, and I had penne with lobster sauce. I LOVE the bowls!
Our "Plan B" turned into a wonderful day!