It was an epic journey to Genova this time ... 2 hours of sleep, up at 4.45am for the 5.27am tram. There was the airport-bus, the plane, another bus and a train. Then arriving, and shopping for essentials and aperitivo with one of my lovely friends here.
I slept so deeply last night.
Today was about drinking that first extraordinarily good cup of espresso, and wandering the streets that I love so well. It was about catching up with Francesca . Lunch, and perhaps a siesta and tonight, a ballet at the theatre I've wanted to visit for so long.
Tomorrow is a dinner with new friends.
Meanwhile the sun has been shining and all around me and, without people realising, I am quietly enjoying the Genovese way of talking and greeting one another out there on the streets.
I have arrived. Photographs to follow.