What to do on holiday in the Cinque Terre? Much more than just trekking. Scroll through our list and find our tips for discovering this magnificent Unesco World Heritage site in the pure local style.  There is so much to see and do between hikes and walks along the paths of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.  Put you...

There’s no doubt that in the minds of many, Italy’s northeastern region of Liguria has become synonymous with images of the Cinque Terre, Portofino, and of the pristine coastline and azure waters of the Italian Riviera. The region has long been a popular beach destination for foreigners and Italians alike – and for good reason.  An amalgam of mount...

IN THE IDYLLIC TOWN OF Porto Venere sits a peaceful bronze statue that represents Mother Nature. Her position on the rocky crags above Lord Byron’s Grotto gives her a fantastic view of the Gulf of La Spezia. Despite her windy perch, the sculpture appears serene, contemplative, and infinitely patient.  Created by Neapolitan artist Lello Scorzelli, t...

Italy is a country rich in natural beauty that fascinates anyone who wants to go to their discovery. But there are some places, that more than all, have something magical and surreal, the caves. Over the centuries, nature has shaped the territory, thus forming natural cavities that tell the whole story that accompanied them. Speleological tourism i...

Liguria hinterland, its silent landscapes suspended between sea and hills, the peaceful atmosphere of small villages surrounded by nature. An easy itinerary to tackle by bicycle, which leads to the discovery of Sassello, its territory and its ancient culinary traditions. A ride in the relaxed environment of the Beigua Park, where man and nature are...

The number of Italian seaside and lakeside resorts awarded the prestigious Blue Flag designation for cleanliness and sustainability has risen by nine to 210 this year, the international Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) said Tuesday. The number of Blue Flag tourist ports has also risen by one to 82. Liguria came top again with 32 resorts...

Studying abroad is a daunting task. There is enormous pressure to travel somewhere new every weekend. Constant traveling is extremely draining, and trying to plan successful trips — especially on a college student’s budget — can make it even more stressful. In hopes of providing some inspiration for future NYU Florence students, and making Italian...

Here is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the beautiful Liguria: Finale Ligure, a town located in the province of Savona. A destination with a thousand faces capable of satisfying anyone who chooses it to spend their holidays. In fact, in one of the most evocative places of the Riviera di Ponente, it is possible to find wide beaches,...

About 20% of our clients kick off our first call by telling us that they’d like to see two of the “Big Three” (Rome, Florence, and Venice—and they usually know which two) but they’d like advice on the final piece of their trip. For this part of their trip, they usually either want to go somewhere with fewer tourists or do something specific like hi...

On May 5, the Embassy of Italy Washington hosted the final event of the Italy-USA Cooperation Project, which, during the 2021/2022 school year, involved on one hand the Parentucelli-Arzela' Institute of Higher Education in Sarzana (La Spezia) and, on the other, the Annapolis High School in Maryland. Three scholarships were awarded to deserving Ital...