We arrived in Nice, picked up our convertible and drove to Alassio.
We have stayed in Alassio many times, it is one of our places in Italy. It has the best beach you can find with miles of beautiful sand. None of those pesty rocks you find on the French Riviera We also like the fact that development has not completed ruined the town.
Genoa was a big surprise. All those years we just sped by on the Autostrada. What a mistake. The city has great architecture, a good buzz and feel about it. We are already planning another trip back.
Bordighera is a resort town that provided us a based to tour some of the villages away from the coast and to relax before heading back to Nice to meet our friends.
Nice is one of the well placed cities to arrive or department. There is a buzz in the town, but it is not one that we would want to stay in for very long.
While we were in Nice, we drove up to Frèjus to see the impressive cathedral cloisters. We will have to go back when we have more time as there are in the area.