5 1/2 hours later, from Lake Garda to Côte d’Azur, we have arrived.

A few hours into our drive we finally hit the Med – and doesn’t she look great. The sun was out, in fine form, above us as we cruised through Genoa, “La Superba” in the lovely region of Liguria. I just love driving across all the bridges and ramps…gratefully they’re all fixed.

Recently, friends from the US, have asked for advice as they plan their tour of Europe. I’m always surprised more people don’t consider renting a car and taking control of their own itinerary. Driving through Europe and across her borders has been one of the highlights of my nomadic life.

Further along, this part of the Med is called Riviera dei Fiori, Riviera of flowers, located in the province of Imperia. We’re heading towards Ventimiglia – the last town in Italy before we cross the border into France.

Ventimiglia has always been a fave name of a town, and it’s charming too, as charming as Côte d’Azur, with its own Italian ambiance. Gorgeous part of the planet and in the distance, dare I say, I think we see the island of Corsica – what a day for a drive.

Published by baileyalexander

An American living in Piemonte. Sailed across the Atlantic aboard our 43 Nauticat in 2002 and spent over a decade living in Rome, Paris, Prague, Malta, Venice and Bucharest before settling in Piemonte, Italia.

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