Hotel Italia

This little view was the scene outside our hotel window in Santa Cruz. The restaurant across the street from the Hotel Italia served simple sandwiches and was connected to a small artisan shop. I recommend the hotel, by the way: the accomodations are simple yet clean, priced adequate ($15-20/night), and continental breakfast is included-- fresh juice, tea and pastries. If you're lucky, you'll even get the view from this room...