The Riviera Ligure Protected Designation of Origin (DOP) Extra Virgin Olive Oil production area extends across the entire territory of Liguria. Olive cultivation rises from the coastal area up to accessible heights. After the fall of the Roman Empire, olive growing continued alongside the cultivation of other crops. Liguria provided an ideal climat...

Cristoforo Colombo non è stato soltanto un grande esploratore egli rappresenta un personaggio ancora contemporaneo in grado di essere di esempio per i nuovi naviganti del futuro, quelli che vogliono innovare, accrescere la propria conoscenza, visionari che immaginano e si impegnano a rendere migliore il mondo in cui viviamo, abbattendo ogni sorta d...

It's a sunny February day in Liguria, the region along the Mediterranean between Tuscany and France. Its midpoint is Genoa, the capital city – the section that runs west from there to France is known as the Riveria Ponente, while the part that runs east to Tuscany is known as the Riveria Levante.  Liguria is a spectacular place, known for great eat...

The long and exhausting restrictions due to the state of emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have only increased the desire to travel. However, as far as finally possible, it is perhaps less prudent to travel by public transport at this historic moment, whereby travelling by private vehicles is more advisable. Hence, it seems to be the right...

Around 600 noted Italian buildings and historic sites open their doors to the public free of charge on the weekend of 15-16 May as part of the annual Giornate FAI di Primavera initiative organised by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano. The sites include rarely-opened palaces, castles, abbeys, libraries, parks, nature trails and gardens, with FAI identifyi...

The Cinque Terre (literally "Five Lands") are one of the places in Italy that can genuinely leave lucky visitors speechless. They are in Liguria, more precisely in the province of the city of La Spezia. They result from an intense fusion of historical architecture of unique charm, breathtaking environments behind the sea and a wonderful hinterland...

Pasta’s many forms range from commonly known versions like fettucine to such lesser-known varieties as the threaded sheets of Sardinia’s su filindeu, or the stuffed cjarsons, an Alpine ravioli, from Friuli. But one version stands out among the myriad shapes—corzetti (also known as croxetti), a unique, engraved pasta found in Liguria, Italy’s sea-fr...

San Fruttuoso's bay is a fascinating inlet between Camogli and Portofino. Between the woods and the blue sea of eastern Liguria stands the Benedictine abbey dating back to the year 1000, which since 1983 has been part of the Fai heritage. The small inlet can be reached only by sea or on foot through an itinerary among nature and breathtaking landsc...

Italy offers first-class attractions for sea-lovers who can make spectacular journeys through the shapes and colors of the Mediterranean, tropical and exotic habitats reproduced to the smallest detail in Italian aquariums in order to discover everything there is to know about the underwater world. The Aquarium of Genoa in Liguria was designed by th...

A steep, rocky coastline, small bays and inlets, fishing boats and colorful houses: this is the breathtaking landscape you will find in the Cinque Terre, a stretch of coast on the Ligurian Riviera di Levante in the province of La Spezia. The ‘five lands’ refer to the five villages, which in ancient times were called ‘lands’ (terre), of Monterosso,...