Excellent location for both airport and city
Posted Apr 11, 2017
Hotel is easy to find because opposite the main station where many buses stop. Airport bus, 16, runs every 10 mins, 2 euros, stops outside hotel. Ten minutes walk to city where there is much to see. Beware confusion of streets on plateaux with those in the valleys! Tourists are not well catered for sign wise! Tourist offices have lots of brochures though and helpful personnel. If you don't speak French or German you can get by because many locals speak English and lots of plaques on buildings include explanations in English. Restaurants seem to be mainly Italian and menus disappointing, or perhaps I looked in the wrong places. Very few souvenir shops, scarcely any ice cream vendors, certainly not in any of the many parks, and very little open on Sundays. Plentiful public transport, but if you are a good walker you don't need it. Two days is about right to visit most places.