As we've had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here's a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe at the other end of this crisis. I cap the best day imaginable on the Cinque Terre with a glass of sciacchetrà dessert wine on the breakwater. It's midnight and the Medi...

On February 25th, the winners of the cultural contest have been announced. Let’s have a look at the podium of the Luoghi Del Cuore 2021 ( Places in the Heart 2021 ). The Bronze Medal: Brescia’s Castle. With a total of 43.469 votes, this Medieval fortress and castle gained the third place. It’s in the northern region of Veneto, not too far from Mila...

Sanremo, in the province of Imperia, is a pearl of rare beauty that deserves to be visited. History, sea, nature, and music come together in this Ligurian city. The City of Flowers is known in Italy (and beyond) for the famous Italian Song Festival, which for years has established itself as the leading musical event in Italy. Here are the attractio...

We’re still in the depths of winter in most of the U.S., but thanks to the new teaser trailer from Disney and Pixar for Luca, we’re getting a gorgeous blast of summer. But just a sweet summer of friendship doesn’t seem like enough story for a full animated feature. Cue the twist … That’s right, Luca and his bestie Alberto are … merpeople?! Or, appa...

This year marks the 71st edition of the prestigious Sanremo Song Festival in Italy, set to begin on March 2nd. The 26 participants of this year’s contest were previously revealed by the Artistic Director, Amadeus and will feature a number of returning artists, as well as newcomers to the contest. Meet the participants in our preview series, startin...

Dear friends, there are so many things we're working on. Virtual meetings, some even in-person; projects; partnerships. I hope that very soon it will be possible to tell you about the things we are preparing, obviously only when they will be done deals. One of the most interesting things we're studying is tourism, which before Covid-19 was 14% of t...

2021 has just started and Italy and the entire world is still struggling against the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, Italians are not willing to renounce the most awaited musical festival known everywhere: the Sanremo Music Festival. The Sanremo Festival has a long tradition, actually this year we celebrate its 70th birthday. Something worth no...

The Botanical Garden of Villa Beuca, on the western slope of Beuca hill, was built in 2002 by the Municipality of Cogoleto. Its aim is to safeguard the typical plant environments of Liguria. It extends over 8.4 acres divided into three main areas – an instructional one, an area for the spontaneous plant, and a typical Ligurian environment – in a re...

By the end of the year Pixar will land in Liguria with Luca, the new animated film directed by Enrico Casarosa, which will allow animators to create for Italy what Ratatouille did for Paris. Today the studio has released a new promotional image of the film with the images of the protagonists for the insert The Friday of the Republic. According to E...

It's Valentine's Day week and we're feeling the love, but, because we're not able to travel right now, save these romantic escape ideas for any time of the year! Head to one of these five lovely villages in Italy, set in idyllic locations, by the sea or a lake, in the mountains or the countryside, the perfect setting for romantic strolls hand in ha...