A night on the Italian Riveria...where?

Jul 24th, 2007, 04:55 PM
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A night on the Italian Riveria...where?

Traveling from Nice to Pisa by train. Plan to stop for at least one night along the coast. Considering Bordighera..any comments or other suggestions.
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Jul 25th, 2007, 01:25 AM
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Hi Becnwil - Lots of nice options. Pick any from:

Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Camogli, Rapallo, Cinque Terre ...

Alassio, Finale Ligure, Noli ...

Bordighera wouldn't even be in my top 20

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Jul 27th, 2007, 03:28 PM
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Perhaps I should have said we will start the days train travel in Avignon. We are a couple of senior citizens (my husband is 85) looking for town with easy access from train station. Thought the older hotels in Bordighera looked interesting. No need for vibrant nightlife..a nice walk, good meal, and glass of wine does us in.
Best choice now?? Thanks
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Jul 27th, 2007, 05:43 PM
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Santa Margherita Ligure would be my choice. It has a feeling of tourist town with residential working town mixed together;areas where you can walk and enjoy the water,a coffee or meal;lots of differently priced hotels or B and B's;water bus to Portofino which is fun,etc.You can train between the different towns in C. T. without a hassle and its very picturesque.
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Jul 27th, 2007, 06:01 PM
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Thanks. I will check it out.
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Jul 28th, 2007, 12:40 AM
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Santa Margherita is very attractive - but Avignon-Santa Margherita would be a long journey (- approx 9 hrs).

If you are only planning one stop en route you may prefer somewhere nearer halfway - in which case Alassio would be a good option IMO (- approx 6 hrs from Avignon).

Certainly a better choice than Bordighera IMO.

Hope this helps ...

Steve
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Jul 28th, 2007, 05:45 AM
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How about Menton or San Remo (the capital of the Riviera dei Fiori). Or even Genova, which we found a very attractive city.
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Jul 28th, 2007, 08:38 AM
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My first thought was San Remo but reading about new train station there led me to Bordighera. I will check out other suggestions.
Thanks to all.
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Jul 28th, 2007, 01:53 PM
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I think Alassio looks like a good choice. Anyone have a hotel or B&B to recommend?
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