The stunning profile stretched into the distance before me: miles of craggy coastline punctuated by five pastel villages, each nestled amid cliffs and sparkling sea. But on a pleasant afternoon in mid-October, only one other person was admiring this spectacular view of Cinque Terre, on the northwestern coast of Italy.   "It's lonely on the t...

by Allison Soto Morales   Originally from Genoa, Italy, Vanessa Beecroft is an Italian artist living here in our backyard. Born to an English father and an Italian mother, she was raised in Italy by her mother, a feminist in her own right.   She studied in both Genoa from 1983 to 1988, at the Civico Liceo Artistico Nicolò Barbarino an...

Since the Middle Ages, the Italian port city of Genoa (Genova) has been one of the most important commercial hubs of Europe and the Mediterranean. Both its history and current commitment to innovation make her particularly close to San Francisco – not only because they are both port cities with strong maritime culture and traditions, but becau...

by  Raoul De Forcade   Genoa's Salone Nautico is sailing towards its 2016 edition, the 56th in its long history (since 1962), with the wind behind it, according to data provided by trade group Ucina management yesterday, and by I Saloni Nautici (a company controlled by the association), which organizes the actual boat show.   Recoveri...

by Andrew Nelson   Summer, 1939. The sun shines on beachgoers in Camogli, an anchovy-shaped fishing port located on the Italian Riveria just down shore from Genoa. Despite the sky, there's a dark cloud looming over the village's white-sand beaches.   On September 1 of that year, Germany's invasion of Poland led Britain and France...

"Il mio sogno è diventare sindaco di Genova. Ho un quaderno sul quale da anni appunto idee, progetti e soluzioni che penso potrebbero far bene alla mia città facendola crescere come merita. Non lo farei per soldi, non vorrei essere pagato.   In realtà vorrei dire ai miei concittadini: fatemi lavorare un anno, mettetemi alla prova e se vi è p...

Many streets and squares in Genoa's city center are named after trade corporations that were headquartered there in the Middle Ages.   Piazza dei Tessitori (weavers), Via dei Pescatori (fishermen), Vico dei Tintori (dyers), dei Fornai (bakers), dei Corrieri (couriers)... bear testimony to the fact that not everyone here was born a sailor and...

by Aarian Marshall Gregory Peck loved one, particularly with Audrey Hepburn perched on the handlebars. Jennifer Lopez hopped aboard at least once, as did the classic American cowboy John Wayne. Who doesn't look cooler aboard an old Vespa? The Genoese, that's who, at least according to the government of that northern Italian city.   In Decem...

L'obiettivo è particolarmente ambizioso, riuscire a catalogare almeno 10 milioni di persone tra quelle partite da Genova e Cisei, il Centro Internazionale Studi Emigrazione Italiana, che ha festeggiato i suoi primi 10 anni di attività, sembra avvicinarsi a grandi passi verso questo risultato che permetterà di valorizzare questo grande patrimonio cu...

"Genova per noi. Musica, Poesia, Storia e Territorio" è il titolo dell'evento che è stato ospitato ieri presso il Friendship Heights Village Center di Chevy Chase, nei pressi di Washington DC. Organizzato dall'Istituto Italiano di Cultura in collaborazione con la Società Italiana di Cultura di Washington DC, l'evento ha visto l'esibizione del...