La Pigna in Sanremo - From Bottom to Top
Stepping through Porta di Santo Stefano is like following Alice down the rabbit hole. The visitor is immediately immersed in a tangle of narrow, enclosed alleyways that is La Pigna the old town of Sanremo on the Italian Riviera. Once through the thickness of the old city walls the local grocery…
A Memorable Encounter in Bordighera on the Italian Riviera
I was perplexed. The signs I had been following had petered out for a third time. As I stood on the hill above the Porta Sottana inside the old town of Bordighera two distinguished gentleman entered the old town. For a split second they were perfectly framed by the old gate. Without thinking I…
Sanremo on the Italian Riviera
Before I visited Sanremo (also spelt San Remo) I was unaware that Italy had a Riviera ...
Celebrations on the Italian Riviera
Not even I am immune to the buzz of excitement that ripples through a crowd when a famous personage is around. A metallic Aston Martin Vanquish parked outside the casino was attracting a lot of interest and keeping the doorman on his toes ...