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, cleaning trails used by thousand of tourists every month, and harvesting some of the agricultural bounty grown on the hillsides around the town.”

For sure, this is a challenging working holiday.…

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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.…

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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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