Day 15 2018-10-19 Levanto - Rome Airport Fiumicino- Abu Dhabi- Sydney

Day 15 2018-10-19 Levanto - Rome Airport Fiumicino- Abu Dhabi- Sydney

We awake in Levanto to our last day  in Italy and the end of an excellent holiday. I packed the bicycle and donated my CO2 canister to the local bike as it couldn’t go in the plane. We did our last shopping walk and bought final presents.

Levanto appears to have had its holiday accommodation building boom in early 80s. Parking is scarce, and we were pleased to have underground parking in the Oasis Hotel.

Departing Levanto the coastal drive to the Rome airport was predicted by Maps.me to be 430km & 4:40. 

We exited the AutoStrada to the coast via the old port town of Livorno. It was a large working port with cruise ships and large inter-island ferries. The ancient castles and walled town had been heavily bombed in WW2, with some had been restored.

We enjoyed our last panini lunch at a cafe on town square. The town had a designer shop area aimed at the cruise ship customers.

Due to a multi-car accident at a section of roadwork, we consumed  our spare time contingency and dropped the SIXT rental car back with 15mins to spare at 18:45.

We had enough time in the lounge to get some dinner and my only hot chocolate in Italy. Our full plane left on time at 22:00 for 6hrs flight to Abu Dhabi.

The last sector home to Sydney was 13:00hr flight. We used the Etihad lounge in Abu Dhabi to relax before 9:00am flight departure.

The flight to Sydney for another 14:00hrs and we arrived on time early into Sydney. Simon picked us up and as always we appreciated being home.

 Levanto Surf Shop

Levanto Surf Shop

 Livorno - Fortezza Nuova (new castle)

Livorno - Fortezza Nuova (new castle)

 Livorno - looked like an old fish market

Livorno - looked like an old fish market

 Livorno- Fortezza Vecchia (old fortress)

Livorno- Fortezza Vecchia (old fortress)

 Livorno- 11th Century Tower incorporated into old town.

Livorno- 11th Century Tower incorporated into old town.

 Livorno - one of the more visible Big “M” we saw

Livorno - one of the more visible Big “M” we saw

 Livorno - our last lunch

Livorno - our last lunch

 Rome International Airport

Rome International Airport