Lerici is one of our favorite places to walk along the sea, eat seafood, wander the historic streets along the Gulf of Poets, and not attempt to get to the Cinque Terre on a horribly packed train. Like many other places in the vicinity, it pays tribute to Dante. It has shelters, tunnels built under the castle and in town to protect folks from WWII ...

As I eagerly shared my upcoming journey to Portovenere, Italy, with a friend, they echoed the common question: “Where is Portovenere?” It’s a fair inquiry, considering this charming enclave remains a well-kept secret tucked away along the north-western coast of Italy, gracing the shores of the Ligurian Sea. Officially recognised as the Gulf of La S...

The Cinque Terre are five picturesque towns that appear to cling to the rocks along a short stretch of Ligurian coastline in northern Italy, and are famous for the former mule tracks that connect them and today attract thousands of hikers each year.  Though the area is striking, it’s also very fragile; overtourism has strained both the villages and...

The Sagra del Limone di Monterosso which, this year, is celebrated on May 18, 2024, is a fragrant and fun homage to the citrus heritage of Cinque Terre’s largest village. The annual event transforms Monterosso into a lively celebration of lemons and highlights the deep cultural and culinary connections of the region with the iconic, sun-colored cit...

The Italian company that helped rebuild a bridge that collapsed in Genoa in 2018 says it is ready to do the same in Baltimore. WeBuild Group said in a press release Friday that it had sent a preliminary design and plans to US officials for the reconstruction of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, which fell apart in late March after a cargo...

A model has gone viral on social media after sharing the "other side" of staying in a medieval-looking village in the north of Italy. In a post recently shared on TikTok, under the username l1sa9s, the poster shows what the town of Apricale, where she's staying on holiday, looks like during the day, a bright idyllic village overlooking green mounta...

As a chartered ferry pulls up to Gorgona, an island off the Ligurian coast of Italy, the landscape showcases exactly what travelers might expect from the region: blue-black rocky outcrops on the shore, crystal-clear water below, and beautiful, rolling green hills with a glimpse of thriving vineyards visible from the right angle. And though the scen...

In a move that underscores the growing global interconnectedness of higher education and the arts, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), based in Boca Raton, Florida, and the Conservatorio Giacomo Puccini in La Spezia, Italy, have officially joined in a partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that promises to enhance the cultural and a...

Genoa are marking the 130th anniversary of the oldest football club in Italy’s foundation with a documentary released on Amazon Prime Video. This was a side founded in Genoa by British ex-pats in September 1893, which is why the name remains Genoa Cricket and Football Club.  The documentary, called ‘Genoa Comunque e Dovunque’ (Genoa anyway and ever...

Amadeo Peter Giannini, founder of Bank of America originally from Favale di Malvaro municipality in the Tigullio hinterland, names a school in Chiavari. This morning the ribbon cutting ceremony. It is the institute of upper secondary education, a school created by the merger of the Caboto and In Memoria dei Morti per la Patria schools. "It is an ex...