Pesto is one of the most popular sauces in the world. The original recipe calls for seven ingredients, no more, no less. Basil, extra-virgin olive oil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, pecorino cheese, salt, and garlic. We are in Genoa, Italy. Here is where pesto was invented. And ask any Genoese you know, and they will tell you that pesto made outside...

Portovenere is a small, quaint village in the La Spezia province of Liguria, on the Riviera di Levante that gently arches towards Tuscany.  Once a fishermen’s hamlet, it is today a popular tourist destination, often bundled in day or weekend trips with nearby Cinque Terre. Portovenere is, however, special in its own right, so much so it became part...

On Italy's Ligurian coast, biologists and environmentalists are working to tackle the effects of climate change in the Mediterranean with help from a so-called "Smart Bay". Marine biologists fear the Mediterranean is becoming hotter and more acidic, which would affect the habitat of many native species and also lead to violent changes in weather sy...

Genoa, the 'Lady of the Sea', is one of Italy's four maritime republics with Amalfi, Venice and Pisa. Like many other maritime crossroads, Genoa's characteristic caruggi (vicols) have attended dramatic events and memorable stories, but also important people in the social field, in the Italia evolution towards self-improvement: the beauty of its mur...

According to multiple reports in Italy, American investment firm 777 Partners have formally bought a majority stake in Genoa for €150m. Several rumours suggested Genoa President Enrico Preziosi was about to sell a majority stake in the club to the American firm and according to multiple reports in Italy, the two parties finalised the agreement this...

After the victory of the European Football Championship and the extraordinary results obtained at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, this incredible Italian summer ended with another amazing sporting success, the one obtained by the unbeatable Italian athletes at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. An extraordinary feat, because with only 113 athletes, Italy...

Sailors in Christopher Columbus’s home town knew about North America more than a century before the explorer discovered the continent, Italian researchers have claimed. An account by Genoan sailors of a verdant land beyond Greenland “where giants live” has been found in a history of the world written around 1340 by an Italian friar — 152 years befo...

Tucked away in a particularly mountainous kink at the eastern end of the Italian Riviera, the villages of the Cinque Terre (pronounced chin-kwe ter-re, with a rolled "r" sound)  were shaped by their profound isolation. Set amid some of the most dramatic coastal scenery on the planet, these beautiful, colorful towns can bolster the most jaded of sp...

E’ scomparso Eugenio Magnani che per anni, a cavallo tra il XX e XXI secolo, era stato il direttore a New York e per tutti gli USA dell’ENIT, l’Ente Nazionale del Turismo. Sconfitto da una lunga malattia, negli ultimi mesi era tornato in Liguria. Negli ultimi anni aveva continuato ad operare nella promozione del turismo con un’azienda privata, e in...

When you think of your favorite summer cocktail, what comes to mind? I’m guessing “chinotto” wasn’t your first thought. Here’s the great news: Even if you’ve never heard of chinotto, you still have time to grab some and get ready for the season. The most underrated member of the orange family is living a new life! Chinotto oranges (Citrus myrtifoli...