Category: Liguria

Ecotourism in the Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre, already a favorite destination for travelers to Italy, is one place where sustainable initiatives are taking root. Protect Cinque Terre operates out of Vernazza, one of the five “terre” (lands) and offers participants the opportunity to work with locals in landscape preservation such as “rebuilding the stone walls that support terraced agriculture, …

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Genoa With Kids

I was recently doing some research on Genoa (Genova) and found that the old city, known for its port and as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, has several kid-friendly activities, almost all of which can be found around the port. From the port, families can take whale- and dolphin-watching excursions. Whale Watch Liguria offers the …

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20 Things We Love About Italy – Part 1

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we here at Italofile wanted to share with you some of our favorite foods, fashions, architecture, and other random things that make Italy our favorite destination. Yes, just about every one of our posts highlights the things we love about Italy. But this is our chance to feature some things …

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Jetsetters Guide to Portofino

If you’re the type of person for whom money is no object, then you’d probably enjoy Nota Bene, a customized, subscription-only guidebook series. NB produces guides for the “discerning traveler.” Apparently, this is the type of traveler who can lease a “four-cabin Continental 80” boat for €6,000 per day or pay £350 for a 10-issue …

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Bathing in Viterbo, Eating in Venice…

Here are some links to some recent articles we found interesting. Enjoy! NY Times Wild Spas: The Divine Therapy CNN.com Vatican Airline Takes to the Skies Genoa: You’ll Wonder Why Columbus Ever Left Miami Herald In Matera, Art – and Life – Go Underground Gridskipper.com Top Picks: Good Eats in Venice

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The Making O’ the Green

On March 17, people the world over will turn their thoughts to all things green. But in Genoa, Liguria, they won’t be thinking about green beer, rather pesto, the home-grown pasta topping made from heaps of basil, olive oil, parmigiana and pignoli. This Saturday in Genoa marks the Pesto Championship, an effort by the local …

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