Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Italian Wifi is Total Erg

Genoa, Italy

Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, Genoa, Italy
The many different buildings of Genoa. In the very back of this photo you can see one of the towers of the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato. (Yes, I copied and pasted that. I wouldn't even attempt to spell it, as I know I'd go wrong somewhere.) 

We went looking for the Palazzo Reale which we had heard was filled with excellent art and architecture, and ended up walking back and forth along the river and then back and forth along the street until we found it. Enjoyable though it was, no photographs were had. 

Coloured buildings in Genoa, Italy
A beautiful melange of shuttered buildings. Tamarillo, apricot, peach. 

Graffiti in Genoa, Italy
Some interesting graffiti. Is it one work of art (a skull drooling foamily), or was it defaced by a less talented vandal?

San Lorenzo Cathedral in Genoa, Italy
In need of accommodation for the night, we rampaged around the city to find wifi. On the way (following signs that promised the elusive connection), we stopped by the San Lorenzo Cathedral - stripy in true Romanesque style. 

Piazza de Ferrari in Genoa, Italy
The Piazza de Ferrari was another stop on our wifi quest. We laughed at the green sign boasting 'ERG' and proceeded to our tried and trusted Macdonalds. However, the trust was broken when we discovered that Italian Macdonalds required an Italian mobile phone number to connect to their free wifi. 

Genoa, Italy
So instead of looking for places to stay for that night, we took photos of some businessmen discussing business (probably).