It's the Italian city home to palaces so spectacular that they're UNESCO World Heritage sites. A city that was once home to so much wealth that the local aristocracy lived in environments literally fit for a king, and the place where Rubens began his great artistic career. Rome? Florence? The Grand Canal-facing palaces of Venice? Nope: Genoa. Seen...

With the exception of small congregations of young folks telling scary stories enhanced by the consumption of cheap alcoholic beverages right from the bottle, people don’t stroll through cemeteries much these days. In 2015 Silvia Salvini wrote The ‘Foce’ monumental cemetery in Sanremo: mirror of the city as outstanding tourist destination during th...

Last summer, in anticipation of a fall trip to France and northern Italy, I Googled each city I’d be visiting and “Rochester” to see if I might find local connections. “Paris” and “Avignon” produced no hits, but Googling “Genoa, Italy” turned up this Wikipedia entry: “Marco Bucci (politician).” Who, I wondered, is Marco Bucci and what is his connec...

The Italian Institute of Technology of Genoa was the only Italian institution to participate in the global robotic avatar challenge Ana Avatar X- Prize, held Nov. 4-5 in Long Beach, California. At the Convention Center 17 teams, from 10 countries around the world and selected out of 99 teams, competed for a cash prize pool of $8 million, provided b...

Piero (Peter) Riva of Glen Cove, New York, now in his 70’s, recently reconnected with some 40 cousins in his hometown of Imperia, on Italy’s Ligurian coast. Independent family reunions and guided heritage trips are a growing sector of the travel industry, says Rachel Cooke of Kensington Tours, a bespoke travel company. “Home never leaves you; your...

The Gulf of Tigullio, as much of Liguria area, matches seas and mountains. So inspiring that we conceived the so called Tigullio Trekking first in our thoughts, then in practice, mainly through the web. It is a ring travel path in the Tigullio area, between mountains, seaside and historical villages. A 65 km route, suitable for everyone, no matter...

If you’re visiting Milan and have extra time to explore the surroundings, you won’t be short on options! All around Milan, you can find beautiful cities filled with historical landmarks and museums, charming small towns, and stunning natural landscapes. There is much to discover within less than two hours from the center of Milan. Whether you prefe...

An upscale oasis for celebrities and jet setters, Portofino stands out among the many desirable places to visit on the Italian Riviera. Golfo Paradiso, a tiny stretch of Ligurian coastline in northern Italy, is home to a few less famous and equally character-rich gems.  Italians and in-the-know international travelers have been quietly flocking to...

Frolicking in the Mediterranean Sea, soaking up the sun, sipping perfectly chilled rosato (Italian-style rosé), and savoring seafood spaghetti is the stuff of summer vacation fantasies. At least it was for me, and that’s why I planned a holiday to the Italian Riviera in late June. We stayed in a quaint fishing village on the Golfo Paradiso in Ligur...

Ah Italy, the land of pizza, pasta and plenty of tomato sauce. At least, that's the impression many visitors have when planning a trip to the Bel Paese. But if they're planning to visit popular tourist sites like Cinque Terre or Portofino, they might be in for a shock -- because the traditional food of Liguria, the northwest coastal region where bo...