Two routes to discover the Val di Vara sanctuaries

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Two hiking trails surrounded by history, religion, and nature, discovering the Val di Vara Monasteries.

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A loop hiking trail in Val di Vara, around Pignone

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A loop trekking in Val di Vara, following the ancient Ligurians tracks.

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Carro-Mattarana hiking trail: a walk in the heart of Val di Vara

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Technical data: Difficulty: medium-easyTrail number: 622, then 630 Recommended period: all year round as long as the weather is good and it hasn’t rained heavily recentlyDuration: about 3 hoursSuggestions: you can walk the path going there and back, it will be about 15 km. Alternatively, you can get there with 2 cars, leaving one in […]

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The Manarola Volastra Corniglia trail, among vineyards and terraces of the Cinque Terre

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TECHNICAL DATA Difficulty: medium Altitude Difference: 335 meters (1099 feet) Trail numbers: 506, then 586, then 587 Recommended period: all year round (not recommended in case of bad weather) Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes Suggestions: the first part of the hiking trail has a very steep climb (1200 steps!) which the lazy ones can skip taking the bus from Manarola […]

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3 (unmissable) staircases towards the sea

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Do you like trekking? Do you love uncrowded beaches? Do you love crystal clear water? Here are three ideas to satisfy your desires The Ligurian coast of the Cinque Terre is not only characterized by five marvelous villages that stand out over the sea, but, for the more adventurous, it also hides wild beaches, challenging […]

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The revolutionary Cinque Terre Railway

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One of the most famous and beautiful stretches in the world, the Cinque Terre railway goes through all the Cinque Terre villages.

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Is the Cinque Terre Via Dell’Amore open? Romantic Routes in the Cinque Terre area

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After a few years since a devastating flood destroyed the Cinque Terre Via Dell’Amore, it’s still complicated, like it happens in romantic relationships.

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La Spezia Carnival traditions

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Batiston, the guy who pined for being the king of the La Spezia carnival. A brief history of the traditional mask. Naples has Pulcinella, Venice has Pantalone and Colombina, Viareggio has Burlamacco, Bologna has Balanzone, Arlecchino is from Bergamo and Gianduia from Turin, Baciccia goes around Genoa and La Spezia? What is the typical mask […]

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The biggest nativity in the world lights up Christmas in the Cinque Terre

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The crib that lights up Christmas every year in Manarola is now a tradition of the Cinque Terre area, the famous worldwide protagonist of some Christmas records.

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