ItalianitA. For once it goes in the direction of the Riviera. Passing by vineyards, rice fields down to the sea.

Alfa Romeo Museum

After spending the night in Milan we visit the Alfa Romeo Museum, because the Alfa Spider still makes my heart beat faster. The history of the Alfa Romeo brand begins, surprisingly enough, with airplanes and racing boats, so the cars were developed later. Many prototypes have never been built in series. Too bad actually, because there are already very impressive models. The furnishings of the museum are strongly reminiscent of the 70s. Is someone thirsty and hungry? No problem, because in the museum even a restaurant is integrated.

ItalianitA – Relais Sant' Uffizio

Do you want to indulge in culinary delights? So you are exactly right here. The hotel is located in the middle of vineyards in Piedmont. There is a swimming pool in the garden so guests can linger there. Unfortunately we did not test the wellness area, because the weather was too nice to spend the few sunny days of the year indoors. Both restaurants have their charm. In the upscale Locanda wonderful creations are served up. Especially the intermediate courses are in a class of their own. For the small hunger the Bistro is the correct address, so under the Pergola the last sunbeams can be enjoyed with the dinner. My tip, try out both options.

There are many places in the area that are worth seeing. We took a trip to Asti and also fully immersed in the flea market. What is sold here everything, all things from second hand, nevertheless buyers find themselves for it. Watching the market hustle and bustle is a world of its own. In Palazzo Mazzetti beautiful murals with an ancient weaving technique are exhibited, so the modern paintings in the old and awe-inspiring house are presented to the guests. Fits wonderfully.

Pietra Ligure

The small town by the sea is very popular especially with the locals. It's just a pity that between the beach there is a road and a railroad line. Railroad lovers take note, the route Milan – Nice is a pleasure, because a part of the route leads along the sea. We opted for a more modern hotel. On the roof a bar with whirlpool has been installed. Up here there is always a balmy wind. The comfortable chairs and benches as well as the deck chairs tempt you to laze around. So you're up on the roof to yourself and down on the beach the locals cavort on their paid deck chairs and umbrellas. We too have always been drawn to the small coastal restaurants. Pure ItalianitA!

We started the return journey along the sea via Genoa. So we could have a look at the coast with the many beaches before we went home. Who knows, maybe we will come back soon. Just finding parking is an impossibility. Especially when the Italians are still on vacation, because they know how and where to park.