Winter is such a fantastic time of the year. It’s my favorite season and I just love it. The snow, the chilly air, the color of the sky. Everything is just perfect. Winter is also a season that lends itself fantastically to storytelling, with all that “gathering around the fireplace with hot cocoa” type of atmosphere permeating the air and, indeed,...

Italian broadcaster RAI have announced the 24 artists set to compete at this year’s Sanremo Music Festival. The winner will have the opportunity to represent Italy in Rotterdam at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Sanremo 2020 (Festival di Sanremo) will be celebrating it’s 70th edition, to be broadcast from 4th to 8th February 2020 live from the Ar...

The doctors of the Gaslini pediatric hospital in Genoa reconstructed the heart of a 21-month-old girl from Northern Italy suffering from a serious malformation from birth that in other hospitals had been considered incorrigible. The possibility of a double heart-lung transplant was also rejected. Congenital heart disease was corrected, the girl was...

Being a New Zealander born and breed, I’ve lived my life surrounded by natural beauty and picturesque locations. Although I’m skeptical other countries have more to offer, I’m always game to explore, and being a gluten for punishment, the idea of a 10 kilometre coastal hike to capture the best of Italian beauty, was too enticing to pass up. So, acc...

Before recently, I had never heard of a town named Celle Ligure. Here in the province of Savona, I found another beautiful, hidden, curved gem along the shoreline of Liguria. As we arrived via train, the immediate view was less than beautiful. Soon, however, we were walking by a monument to the locals who lost their lives in the two World Wars. Nex...

Here we are again on our trip to discovering all the different languages and dialetti of Italy. If my itinerary is correct, our next stop is the Liguria region, a very important republic even before Italy existed and homeland to many great traders and voyagers of the past. You probably know the most famous one – Cristoforo Colombo. Who? Pardon, I f...

Savona is located in the region of Liguria in northern Italy. The city is an important seaport and at one point used to be the most important city in Italy for heavy industries. Savona gained its popularity first because of its resident, Christopher Columbus who often mentioned the town in his letters and journals while describing his travel ventur...

Si terrà martedì 19 novembre, alle 17.00, l’incontro “L’esposizione Italo Americana o ‘Colombiana’ del 1892”, conferenza nell’ambito dei Martedì de A Compagna e a cura di Edoardo Longo.Nell’Aula San Salvatore di piazza Sarzano, raggiungibile anche in metropolitanta, si parlerà delle celebrazioni colombiane del 1892, evento che rappresentò il rilanc...

When I first came to the Cinque Terre, then an isolated stretch of the Italian Riviera south of Genoa, it was a classic “back door”: a string of five pastel-hued hamlets, gently and steadily carving a good life out of difficult seaside terrain. It was authentic, romantic and without a tourist in sight. Fast forward several decades and the once-slee...

Tanned young people. Vespas. Cliques of old women. Tobacco shops. Old men playing cards. Stepping into Camogli is less like going back in time, and more like tasting the future of travel: living like a local. But before you fall in love with the Italian Riviera’s neglected middle-child (Camogli has approximately 260,000 Instagram hashtags to its na...