My favourite restaurant in Genoa. Still going strong despite the demise of Vittorio himself and still serving a mean lobster linguine. Lobster linguine. A speciality at Da Vittorio’s. Arcadia. Via XX Settembre is lined with these magnificent arcades. It’s a joy to walk up them. Looking for lice and checking for BO. A bad hair and armpit day on mount … Read More
Today’s Phrase If you tighten your belt you try to spend less money because you haven’t got as much to spend as you did before. Examples: Since I started working part-time I’ve had to tighten my belt. Celebrating Christmas is going to cost us a lot of money so we’re all going to have to tighten our belts. Take note Being … Read More
Enjoying Genoa, though working hard. It is a mellow city, at ease with itself. Fraying round the edges a bit, but for all that still elegant. I especially like the solid arcades which recall a different century.
Today you can learn a new phrase: ‘turn to jelly’. If you turn to jelly, it really means you suddenly feel very weak because you are nervous or frightened. Sometimes you can say your legs or another part of your body turns to jelly and this means the same thing. Examples: When I saw how high up we were, I … Read More