2016-07-27 Santa Margherita Harbour to Porto Antico Marina, Genoa, Italy

Santa Margherita
Santa Margherita
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After a couple of lovely nights in Santa Margherita harbour we depart the wonderful port
Once our of the port we head south
Once out of the port we head south to Punta di Portofino before going north to Genoa
The Castle, Church and Villa we visited yesterday
We look back to the Castle, the Convento Frati Cappuccini Church and Villa Durazzo, all of which we visited the day before
The beautiful church
……and the beautiful old church Santa Margherita d’ Antiochia situated beside Villa Durazzo
As we head south towards Punta di Portofino we pass many elegant villas overlooking Golfo Marconi
As we head towards Punta di Portofino we pass many elegant villas overlooking Golfo Marconi

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Once again we motor past the beautiful elegant town of Portofino

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Many super yachts on anchor in Golfo Marconi off Portofino
Many super yachts are on anchor in Golfo Marconi off Portofino

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The lighthouse of Punta di Portofino
The lighthouse of Punta di Portofino
Looking at the town of Portofino from the other side of the  point
Looking at the magnificent villas of the town of Portofino from the western side of the narrow point
The small cove of San Fruttuoso
The small cove of San Fruttuoso
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Camogli was a prosperous little town in the 19th century with a large fleet of trading vessels. Today however the town mainly relies on tourism and fishing
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As we continue up the coast to Genoa we pass a number of seaside towns

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Arriving at the large port of Genoa at the top of the Gulf of Genoa
Arriving at the large old port of Genoa which is situated at the top of the Gulf of Genoa

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Finally we find our berth deep in the Genoa harbour
Finally we find our berth deep in the Genoa harbour
We are very pleased with the wonderful position we have in the heart of Genoa
We are very pleased with the wonderful position we have in the Porto Antico Marina which is virtually beside the old part of the ancient port of Genoa
The old warehouses in the port have been sympathetically renovated with accommodation above the shops, cafes and restaurants on the ground floors
The old warehouses in the port have been sympathetically renovated with accommodation above the shops, cafes and restaurants which are situated on the ground floor 
This evening we book a restaurant in the town and set off for the 20 minute walk to get there
This evening we book a restaurant in the town and set off for the 20 minute walk through the old town to get there
A short cut through a tunnel was not on our agenda!!
A short cut through a tunnel was not on our agenda!!

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When we arrive at Piazza Corvetto with the statue of Vittorio Emanuele II on a horse, we realise the restaurant is quite nearby
When we arrive at Piazza Corvetto with the statue of Vittorio Emanuele II on a horse, we realise we are close to the restaurant
Finally we arrive at 'Volta la Carta'
Finally we arrive at ‘Volta la Carta’
Once seated Ric orders a Montepulciano vino rosso
Once seated Ric orders a Montepulciano vino rosso
An assortment of breads made by the chef arrives promptly
An assortment of breads made by the chef arrives promptly
An amazing complimentary scallop dish from the chef arrives for each of us
An amazing complimentary scallop dish from the chef, arrives for each of us
Our first dish of the 6 course degustation menu arrives -Caparccio  of seafood with black rice
Our first dish of the 5 course seafood degustation menu which we ordered arrives –  an amazing carpaccio of seafood with delicious black rice
Prawn in an amazing sauce
Perfect prawns in an a delicious unusual sauce
Superb cuttlefish in a broth
Superb cuttlefish in a broth
Wonderful prawn ravioli
Wonderful prawn ravioli
Scrumptious Seabass in pastry
Scrumptious Seabass in pastry
The final course was a delicious dessert of Tiramasu
Another course was a delicious dessert of Tiramasu
The restaurant Volta la Carter was named after a song by Fabrizio De Andrè
The restaurant Volta la Carter was named after a song by Fabrizio De Andrè
Our friendly, generous and talented hosts this evening
Our friendly, generous and talented hosts this evening

 

 

 

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