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There is a part of Portofino’s history which was marked by a dark time. During the 30’s Portofino became one of the headquarter of the German’s army, at that time allied with Italy. The commander in charge was Ernst Reimers. In 1943 when Italy surrender and the allies arrived the Sicily, the north part of Read more about How Portofino was spared in 1945[…]
Ligurian Cuisine is the perfect combination of the flavour of the sea and the mountains: vegetables, grains, aromatic herbs, fish and EVO are the main ingredients. Focaccia Genovese Flat Bread, made with wheat flour, EVO, water, salt and malt, which gives the typical brown color. A snack for every time: breakfast, appetizer and stuffed with Read more about Ligurian Cuisine[…]
Did you know Frank Sinatra’s origin were from Genoa? Natalina Garaventa, mother of Frank Sinatra, was married to a young man from Sicily. Both emigrated to America when they were children. Natalina Garaventa, nicknamed Dolly, died aged 81, on Jan. 7, 1977, in a mysterious plane crash in the mountains of Nevada, directed to Las Read more about Frank Sinatra: behind the legend[…]
Things you should see and do if you visit Liguria ( for real travelers) Spend the first night in a countryside village: get in touch with the locals, sit on a bench at the main square between 5 and 7 PM Drive along the panoramico road «sopraelevata» in Genoa Have an aperitivo before dinner. A Read more about 10 things to do in Liguria[…]
The Park of Portofino Between Golfo Paradiso and Tigullio, not farway from Genoa and Cinque Terre, is the mountain of Portofino. The best way to appreciate and understand the park is to choose one of the most characteristic of its 30-plus pathways, all well tended and signed. Which path is the best to hike to Read more about Hiking to Portofino[…]
The age old Abbey of San Fruttuoso The Abbey of San Fruttuoso was build towards the end of the 1200’s and recently restored by the FAI (Italian environment fund), the complex comprises the church cloister and the late 13th century tombs of the Dora family. The tombs stand out for their gothic arches in white Read more about The Abbey of San Fruttuoso di Capodimonte[…]