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Liguria

genova pzzaferrari dolceacqua scorcio vernazza
 
Position:
Located North west of Italy, Liguria confines with France, Piedmont, Emilia Romagna and Tuscany, from west to east, and Tyrrhenian Sea to the south

Places to see - Things to do:
- Genoa
- Cinque Terre (or Cinqueterre) -Five lands-: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore
- The Italian Riviera: Bordighera, Sanremo, Portofino, Portovenere...
- The Hinterland villages: Apricale, Brugnato, Castelnuovo Magra, Dolceacqua, Sassello, Triora, Varese Ligure...

Gastronomy: -non exhaustive list-
pasta (trenette, trofie...) ; round eggplants, Lavagna's peas, stuffed vegetables ; lamb fricassee with artichokes, rabbit in sauce, fish, stoccafisso (dried cod) ; cheese (caprino, Quagliati) ; bread and similar (farinata, focaccia, Lison, testaroli...) ; Easter pie ; Lagaccio biscuits, Canestrelli, pandolce... ; condiments (basil, 'taggiasche' olives, anchovy pasta, pesto alla genovese ; walnuts sauce, pine nuts sauce...) wines (cinque terre, colli di luni, dolceacqua, riviera ligure di ponente, vermentino...)...

Folklore & Events: -non exhaustive list-
January / February
¤ during the carnival, 'Sanremo in Fiore' Sanremo: parade of floral floats.
March
¤ 'Festival di Sanremo' in Sanremo : Italian song festival.
May / June
¤ every 4 years, Maritime Republics regatta in Genoa: historical regatta between the 4 Italian Maritime Republics (Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa, Venice) ...
¤ Corpus Christi, 'Infiorata' in Diano Marina and Sassello : fower festival, procession in the streets covered with a huge carpet of flowers ...
July
¤ 01/03, 'Madonna di Montallegro' in Rapallo : procession followed by a parade, the festival ends with a firework...
¤ at the end of the month, 'Sbarco dei Saraceni' in Laigueglia: historical evokation in period costume of the Saracens invasion...
August
¤ ° 1 Sunday, "Palio del Golfo" in La Spezia: parade, boats weighing and competition between the rowing boats of the 13 towns of the Gulf of La Spezia. This event attracts every year more and more visitors...
 
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