What a pity that in Liguria often people only stop on the coast. Meaning you lose all that magnificent inland, especially in the west which is made up of continuous valleys that intertwine with each other and covered with olive trees making it impossible to see the beginning and the end. Nestled among these small villages, carved out of the rock, w...

A five-day walking itinerary in a beautiful corner of Liguria was inaugurated this summer. It’s called Cammino nel Tigullio and takes place, as the name suggests, in the Gulf of Tigullio in the eastern Riviera.  The walk is 75-km long and can be divided into five stages - five days, four nights, sleeping at local facilities affiliated with the proj...

PALAZZO SAN GIORGIO OR THE Palace of Saint George, may not be among Genoa’s top tourist attractions, but its historic significance is more than worth noting. Not only is it the site where Marco Polo’s famous memoirs were written, but it also once housed one of the oldest banks in history. Originally constructed in 1260 by Guglielmo Boccanegra, uncl...

Enit will be exhibiting at the IBTM World Virtual, an innovative three-day event, representing 23 participants and "crowds" the international market with "visual winds of Italy". The National Tourism Agency exports the Italian spirit by taking part in the main global event of the MICE industry (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) whi...

It is time to buy basil to prepare the tastiest of Ligurian sauces at home. Choose uprooted plants with small leaves and grown in sea regions. Careful as there is a difference if the cultivation has taken place outdoors or in a greenhouse, as well as between the mortar and blender… Late July is the best period for one of the tastiest and highly val...

The Italian gardens are some of the most beautiful sights to behold. There is the Italian Renaissance garden, a style that emerged in the late 15th century at villas in Rome and France. The style is an inspiration of the Italian traditional ideology of beauty. The landscape and view of the gardens are incredible. One can enjoy the sounds, smells, a...

GUARDING THE ONETO FAMILY’S TOMB in the Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno is the Monteverde Angel, a masterpiece of neoclassical funerary art. The sculpture is often considered one of the most beautiful and sensual sculptures of the genre. Also known as the “Angel of the Resurrection,” the sculpture was created in 1882 by Italian artist Giulio Monte...

In July 2016, Lisa Giordano of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, arrived at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute’s midtown Manhattan offices bearing a cache of letters written in Italian. Earlier that same year, on a Saturday morning in March, she had come upon the letters strewn on the sidewalk in front of a brownstone on Degraw Street, betwee...

The borgo is surrounded by well preserved medieval walls with towers and gates. Here visitors can immediately feel an atmosphere of protection and welcome. Narrow streets, beautiful squares, gates, columns and other elements are made with the local “stone of Finale”. The great monuments (the Renaissance and Baroque palaces, the Basilica of San Biag...

In qualità di fondatore ed amministratore del gruppo facebook “Giù le mani da Cristoforo Colombo” desidero ringraziare il consiglio comunale della Spezia che Mercoledì 4 Novembre ha votato la mozione preparata dal nostro gruppo, che è stata già approvata in vari comuni d’Italia tra cui Genova, città natale di Cristoforo Colombo.  La mozione prevede...