The five kaleidoscopic villages of the Cinque Terre, nestled in the hills of the Italian Riviera, are undoubtedly the highlight of any visit to northern Italy. And, judging by the massive flood of tourists and omnipresence in social feeds, the idyllic cluster of untouched-by-time villages in the northwestern region of Liguria is the highlight of ev...

Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto on the Ligurian coast were inscribed into the list of Unesco’s World Heritage sites in 1997. According to Unesco, this area, comprised between Levanto and La Spezia, is a cultural and scenic landscape of great value which exemplifies a balanced interaction between humans and n...

Sanremo occasione di incontro anche per gli amministratori regionali. In occasione del Festival, infatti, gli assessori al turismo di Liguria e Sicilia Gianni Berrino e Manlio Messina hanno dato il via ad un percorso che porterà ad un’intesa di promozione turistica comune tra le due regioni e i comuni di Lumarzo e Lercara Friddi nel nome di Frank S...

Ten local contestants will put their culinary skills to the test in the Columbus Pesto Championship at Columbus State Community College. The 2020 Columbus Pesto Championship will be held on January 26 at Columbus State's Mitchell Hall. The ten contestants are David Applegett, Carmine Catullo, Reese Flowers, Charlotte Hickcox, Tyler Kendall, Liz Mar...

Winter is such a fantastic time of the year. It’s my favorite season and I just love it. The snow, the chilly air, the color of the sky. Everything is just perfect. Winter is also a season that lends itself fantastically to storytelling, with all that “gathering around the fireplace with hot cocoa” type of atmosphere permeating the air and, indeed,...

Italian broadcaster RAI have announced the 24 artists set to compete at this year’s Sanremo Music Festival. The winner will have the opportunity to represent Italy in Rotterdam at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Sanremo 2020 (Festival di Sanremo) will be celebrating it’s 70th edition, to be broadcast from 4th to 8th February 2020 live from the Ar...

The doctors of the Gaslini pediatric hospital in Genoa reconstructed the heart of a 21-month-old girl from Northern Italy suffering from a serious malformation from birth that in other hospitals had been considered incorrigible. The possibility of a double heart-lung transplant was also rejected. Congenital heart disease was corrected, the girl was...

Being a New Zealander born and breed, I’ve lived my life surrounded by natural beauty and picturesque locations. Although I’m skeptical other countries have more to offer, I’m always game to explore, and being a gluten for punishment, the idea of a 10 kilometre coastal hike to capture the best of Italian beauty, was too enticing to pass up. So, acc...

Before recently, I had never heard of a town named Celle Ligure. Here in the province of Savona, I found another beautiful, hidden, curved gem along the shoreline of Liguria. As we arrived via train, the immediate view was less than beautiful. Soon, however, we were walking by a monument to the locals who lost their lives in the two World Wars. Nex...

Here we are again on our trip to discovering all the different languages and dialetti of Italy. If my itinerary is correct, our next stop is the Liguria region, a very important republic even before Italy existed and homeland to many great traders and voyagers of the past. You probably know the most famous one – Cristoforo Colombo. Who? Pardon, I f...