"back to the future..." Deiva Marina by pollon

Deiva Marina Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 32 photos

when a kid, had you also a usual holiday destination which you remember like a wonderful, impressive place, which in your mind is huge and superb even if is it's in reality one of the smallest villages???...
And have you ever gone to it again... what was your impression of it as a grown up???...
I hadn't seen Deiva Marina for about 35 years and... I wasN'T disappointed at all!!!
Not to mention when I looked for the place where I bought one of my best liked buns, the krapfen, for the afternoon snack: the shop was still there but when I asked for a krapfen, a nice lady told me they hadn't... so I mentioned her my story and she said that probably "she" had sold me those krapfen, that she had had that business for 40 years and that when I was a kid, they made bread and krapfen... she is the smiling lady of my pic...

and it's this lady, Ilse, aka MATIM for VT, who brought me here after so many years...

I should probably apologize for all my enthusiasm for such a small place which offers you just quitness and that can be a good base to see the Ligurian east coast or reach some of the Tuscany towns or for a touch and go in Genoa... but it was part of my childhood and it was my paradise when I was 5 years old...
anyway it's the lady on the right in the pic, Ilse and her hubby, on the left, and Maaike and Tim who were the reason why my afternoon back to the future was so wonderful...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:nice neighbourhood and a quiet place...
  • Cons:according to what you are looking for... a little bit too small...
  • In a nutshell:sweet and happy memories of my childhood...
  • Last visit to Deiva Marina: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2008 at 3:49 AM

    How nice that things have not changed too much.......

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2004 at 12:02 AM

    Gr8 page & tips Chiara. I grew up in a little town on the beach called North Haven so really enjoyed reading about your childhood home. Grazie mille & Ciao.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2004 at 6:04 AM

    What adventures you are having!

  • KristaB's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2004 at 5:49 AM

    What a lovely story! Childhood memories are so precious. OK, I'll have one kremsnita cake for you, too! :O)

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2004 at 11:21 AM

    Nice childhood memories and meeting with Ilse and her family.

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2004 at 12:26 PM

    Chiara - a good friend - and an ice cream or waffle if available - what do you need more !! Greets and hugs

  • myriam_c's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2004 at 3:52 AM

    No need to apologize for all your enthusiasm. We spent a lovely week in Deiva early September. Used it as a base to explore the Ligurian Coast and it was a very good base indeed!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2004 at 6:35 AM

    free bus from the camping to city centre ?? - I heared of someone parking a motorhome in the very centre of town in Liguria.... Only the cinema and toy-shop, BUT NO childhood-pics of Chiara here ???

  • MATIM's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2004 at 5:32 AM

    Like to play an other Yahtzee game :-) It was really great spending the day with you :-)


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