Located in Northern Italy, Cinque Terre is made up of five villages. Cinque Terre, which stands for the five lands, is a string of old fishing villages that date back to the middle ages nestled into the cliffs along the coastline of the Italian Riviera in the region known as Liguria. The villages were linked by mule tracks and could only be reached...

Ventimiglia, an Italian Riviera town, is just across the border from France making it a convenient place to stop when entering or leaving Italy. Ventimiglia’s attractions include the archaeological site with remains of a Roman theater and baths, the medieval hill town, Hanbury Gardens, prehistoric caves, and of course the beach and seaside promenad...

Bullets and ordnance headed to U.S. service members in Europe and Africa now cross a 16th-century Italian waterway that has been transformed by a recently completed $42 million project. A swing rail bridge over the Navicelli canal near the port of Livorno allows the U.S. military to better connect the Army’s Pisa Ammunition Storage Area at Camp Dar...

It’s mid-morning in the medieval town of Sarzana, slowly waking to what will be another hot summer day. I’ve traveled here from Lerici to get to know the southern Riviera countryside better, an area getting more attention from visitors enamored of the nearby coast. (I’ve also heard there’s a great pastry shop to visit, and, as someone who is no str...

Camogli, with its characteristic harbour, is one of the most beautiful villages in Liguria. It is located about 20 kilometres away from the "Superb" city of Genoa and will immediately impress you with its colourful buildings. Camogli is a typical seaside village, known as "City of a Thousand White Sailboats". The centre of the village occupies the...

Sometimes, windows are not windows, doors are not doors, and even balconies and flower boxes are not balconies or flower boxes at all. They’re simply painted on for effect. Such is the case in Portofino, where the gelato-coloured houses, each with uniform forest-green shutters, have graced more postcards and travel brochures over the years than can...

We have a lot to thank the Italians for. They've given us some of the most iconic foods of all time: marinara sauce, pizza, and, of course, pesto. Pesto is not one of those eating experiences you're likely to forget. It is an aromatic, flavor-packed sauce of basil, nuts, oil, and cheese. The region of Liguria in northwest Italy is the epicenter of...

The evocative name is not enough to completely make the idea of one of the most beautiful bays of our peninsula: we are talking about the Bay of Silence. The kilometers of Ligurian coastline between cliffs and natural bays attract many tourists every year, but among the coves not to be missed there is definitely the Baia del Silenzio. Where is Bay...

The Hanbury Botanical Gardens stand on the Mortola promontory on the Ligurian coast, a few kilometers from the French border. They occupy an area of 18 hectares, included in the municipal territory of Ventimiglia, Mortola locality, in the province of Imperia. The landscape appearance is typically English, with irregular paths and romantic rustic pe...

ARIES – The first sign of the zodiac, these rams love to be number one and aren’t afraid to dive into challenging situations, no matter how hard they may be. The same is true of MATERA, a city dug into a rocky outcrop in Basilicata whose challenges are (quite literally) as hard as stone. Annoyed by excessive details and needless nuances, Aries woul...