Have you been in Bonasolla in Italy? Probably not:)
Bonasolla is even not a town, it is a small comune in the Province of La Spezia, region Liguria. Total area of Bonasolla is only 9 square kilometers, with the population around 1000. Genoa is located 60 km from it.
I could describe Bonasolla as one-beach territory, arranged nicely, with houses and apartments built in the mountains around (one of the most eye-catching view for me if talking about buildings).
In Bonasolla I was nolens volens surrounded by Nature, anywhere I went
Walking up the mountain via serpentine road. Had no idea what is there on the top:)
Of course, chapel is on the top! Chapels in the mountains with astonishing sea views are quite often in Italy, Portugal, Spain
Sea view from the chapel. Cappella della Madonnina della Punta FINE XVII SEC. Address: Golfo Madonnina della Punta, 19011 Bonassola SP, Province of la Spezia, Italy
While observing the general panorama of Bonasolla, a sharp eye would notice a heavy metal gates in the rocks. There is the marine laboratory. This laboratory looks like differently – no glass test-tubes and chemical reagents – instead hoses, buckets, water and metal constructions. Take a look!
Follow the yellow arrow – it shows the location of the marine laboratory. Stazione Marina Sperimentale CNR-ICMATE, ‘Mareco’, Bonassola (SP), see it online on LAB. MARECO-BONASSOLA (GENOVA)
Only ONE RESTAURANT was operating in Bonasolla in 2014 (honestly, I did not find any other:)) Someone said the owner who was also the chief was Neopolitan.
Last evening I was in Bonasolla, I went to this restaurant (and of course! I booked the place in advance).
After a remarkable dinner, accompanied with a mild evening music, in a company with myself, I wanted to pay and go, because next day I needed to catch a very early train to Milano.
The waitress offered me a cup of coffee. I said “oh no, so late for coffee, it is almost a night time”.
To what she replied: “We, Italians, drink coffee at any time of a day!”
It was my first time in Italy, I was impressed by its beauty. I realized that if I truly want to catch the local atmosphere and become a part of this beautiful country just for a few moments – here is a chance – I need to drink this coffee in the evening as they do. So, I ordered expresso…
The whole night till 4 am I could not close my eyes and sleep not even for a minute!:):):) Ha ha! Every other tourist and newbie pays his/her special price!