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Complimenti a Villa Fanny

Villa Fanny located just outside of the heart of Caglieri is filled to the brim with design excellence. Finding a more gorgeous boutique convenient to everything in town would be impossible.

We stayed in suite ercole which is about as far from a hamster cage as you can get. The spiral staircase that dominates the ground floor is as beautiful as it is functional.

Suite Ercole Staircase

And just up the stairs is a comfortable space.

View from the stairway

Of course, the shower is not plastic.

And there is a huge tub likely to remain unused.

The room also shares a beautiful balcony overlooking the grounds.

In fact, all of the common spaces are thoughtfully designed, right down to the lighting.

Front desk

A group dinner at Ristorante Sa Schironada was much better than expected. Tasty and very fresh seafood, excellent cheese and charcuterie, and a house wine which was as mysterious as it was delicious.

Cocktails at American Bar Biffi are delicous. The space is interesting too (though a bit warm when we visited).

Caglieri is worth exploring on foot. There are many sights to be seen. Make sure to visit the Museo Archeologico and the Orto Botanico. See more pictures from the Museo Archeologico. See more pictures from the Orto Botanico.

Orto Botanico

Caglieri

Five showerheads and high hopes for a speedy return to Villa Fanny.

True to its word, the Palazzo Cicala is an upscale boutique hotel in the heart of the old city. Located in the Piazza San Lorenzo, the Palazzo Cicala would be hard pressed to have a better location.

San Lorenzo from the window in reception

San Lorenzo from the window in reception

Unfortunately, the hotel is very small and when we were visiting was completely full. The good news is that they have a couple of associated apartments nearby that are equally central and nice little places to stay. Don’t forget to ask!

Both the hotel and the apartment have grand entrance halls.

Entrance hall of the apartment

Entrance hall of the apartment

Living room

Living room

Bedroom

Bedroom

Upstairs small bedroom

Upstairs small bedroom

Kitchen

Kitchen

Breakfast is brought over in the morning. Special note: if you go to bed at 6am, breakfast at 8:30 happens WAY too early. But that is how it goes in Genova.

The remains of breakfast.

The remains of breakfast.

Fortunately, the apartment has net.

For dinner, we went to Pintori just down a couple of alleys from the hotel. BTW, in this part of Genova driving is not allowed. Nor is it really even possible. Pintori was very good with an excellent wine list and a small collection of good grappa. The grappa was our downfall.

Genova was full of young people all out until 3am. We joined them for a Negroni or two. Then we sat up in the living room and talked until the sky turned blue again.

Five showerheads for the only boutique hotel in all of Genova. Excellent.