Mornings at Miramare
A good day is seen from the morning and, at Grand Hotel Miramare, that means starting the day with a breakfast full of color.
Waking up at the Miramare smells like fresh house-made croissants, Italian coffee, seasonal fruit, squeezed juices, and a banquet of all shapes and sizes.
You can take breakfast on your bedroom terrace, on our own terrace downstairs, or inside Vistamare. Wherever you decide, you’ll have a sea breeze and garden view for company.
On the Menu
Miramare’s Chef Patissier, Fabrizio Toscanini, is a master of flavor and flour. Some of his recent creations include tropical fruit sticks with macadamia nuts and coconut streusel with a passionfruit gel.
Elsewhere you can tuck into plates of eggs and bacon, platters of prosciutto and melon, slices of cake, and jars of fruity jam. There are also tables laden with lighter options, gluten-free treats and vegan sweets.
Miramare’s breakfast is all about happiness, and there are no limits to happiness. Find your table, sip your coffee, and concern yourself with just one question: where should we go next?
Time for a Wander
After breakfast, take a turn around Miramare’s private gardens where maritime pines, cedars of Lebanon, hydrangeas and irises await inspection. Or stroll into Santa Margherita where you might see the ducks crossing the road or the fisherman bringing in their morning haul, all while the town gently rouses itself into action.
Known locally as ‘Santa’, this Ligurian fishing village turned coastal resort sits between chic Portofino to the south, and vibrant Rapallo to the north. Pastel hues, colorful villas, and classic promenades bring life to Santa Margherita’s tranquil air and laid-back atmosphere.
Despite its calm exterior, the town has a storied past marked by medieval raids and shifts of power - as you can see in the Castello di Santa Margherita Ligure. The town’s rich history continues at the Basilica di Santa Margherita d’Antiochia - where votive candles flicker amongst 17th and 18th-century baroque architecture - and the 17th-century Villa Durazzo.
Whether you’re an avid artist or simply a passer-by, it’s difficult not to be moved by Villa Durazzo’s interior décor with its stucco work and marble, statues, paintings and park. If you’re lucky you can catch one of the concerts or literary events taking place under the villa’s chandelier-laden ceilings, but guided tours also run every day.
One More Coffee?
Before heading back to Miramare, take a seat at one of the many bars and restaurants that line Santa Margherita’s streets and shoreline. Order your espresso, read your book, or just sit back and watch the world go by. There’s nowhere else to be.