la bici e la vita… hanno lo stesso principio… devi continuare a pedalare per stare in EQUILIBRIO!!!
“l’estate sta finendo” (summer is ending), as in an unforgettable ’80s song by Righiera… but undaunted, we set out on our bicycles in search of the last rays of sun in Genova, Liguria. As soon as we arrive in Principe Square, we head for a historic pastry shop, one of the oldest in Italy: Profumo. Since 1827, the Villa family has been handing, down the fundamentals of pastry-making and classical candied almonds. Try the berry tart, glacee strawberries and typical Pandolce Antica Genova. With a hefty dose of sugar in our bellies, we’r ready for our day of discovery in Genoa. One of the first stops in this marvellous city is the Basilica of Santa Maria di Castello. Located on the Castello hill, it’s among the oldest Christian places of worship in Genoa, as well as one of the city’s most intact and picturesque examples of Romanesque architecture. The Rolli Palaces are also worth a visit. During the historic Republic, the so-called Rolli were lists of palaces and excellent dwellings of noble families, who competed in housing important visitors of state through a public drawing. These spectacular, fascinating palaces are not to be missed.
Now is lunchtime, and a chance to sample some of the area’s many specialities: pesto, focaccia, stracchino, cheese and farinata are just few of the delicacies. I can’t resist farinata. So we go to Sa’ Pesta, which means “ground salt” in Genovese.
In the late afternoon, watching the sunset over the sea, pedalling along the Anita Garibaldi promenade in Nervi.
As evening falls, decide where to dine, two of the finest basics of Genoese Cuisine, at Baldin or La bitta nella pergola. Until our next cycling trip!!!