Tag: Liguria

Cinque Terre hiking trail, plan your trip to the Italian Riviera

One of the highlights of any trip to Liguria is to take the Cinque Terre hiking trail to explore the five villages dramatically perched on steep cliffs along the region's coastline. Coming from the scenic Roman coastal town of Levanto, the Cinque ...

Capo Cubeddu and the unsung heroes of Italy’s Varignano

When he was accepted at the Varignano, the famous diving training school of the Italian Navy in Le Grazie along La Spezia coastline, Domenico Cubeddu couldn't even swim. Hailing from a small mountain village in central Sardinia, in 1954, when Italy ...

Genoa “The Superb”, exploring Europe’s largest medieval city center

After my 3-day stroll in Liguria to visit the Cinque Terre, and on my way back I stopped in the region's capital, Genoa, for a day. I got so swept away by work and travel that somehow my words and photos on this vibrant Italian city were postponed ...

A walk around Levanto, Liguria

Sant'Andrea Church in Levanto On the day I arrived in Liguria, just before walking to La Francesca village resort, I decided to spend some hours and my first lunch of the region in Levanto, small medieval town a little more than an hour train ...

History, nature and copper mines at La Francesca resort village

During my stay in Liguria, for two nights I stayed at La Francesca, a resort village with its own story and personality. "Francesca" in Italian is a given name for women, so my first thought was that the village was named after a woman, maybe the ...