Val di Vara, green travel in the Cinque Terre inland

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For those visiting the Cinque Terre, the Val di Vara is a surprise of mountains, and peasant culture, which constitutes the historical and cultural background of the seaside resorts.

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How to travel from and to La Spezia, ferries trains and busses

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La Spezia is the ideal logistics center for reaching the towns of the Cinque Terre and the Gulf of Poets. This article summarizes some critical information about getting around La Spezia by ferry, train, and bus.

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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-easy Trail number: 622, then 630 Recommended period: all year round as long as the weather is good and it hasn’t rained heavily recently Duration: about 3 hours Suggestions: you can walk the path going there and back, it will be about 15 km. Alternatively, you can get there in 2 cars, leaving one […]

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A mystery legend from a transit county in Italy

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Halloween is near, and this year too we are telling a somewhat terrifying legend about one of the many “Transit Counties”.

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The Croxetti tradition and recipe from Varese Ligure

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Foodies who travel to Italy and eat Pasta should visit the town of Varese Ligure in Val di Vara and admire the art of Croxetti making.

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Stadomelli in Val di Vara speaks English with the Scottish Fest

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Every summer the Stadomelli village hosts the Scottish Fest, a sign of a deep bond between the town of Val di Vara and the United Kingdom For some years, the summer of Stadomelli – a small village in the municipality of Rocchetta Vara – lights to the sound of bagpipes and with the flavor of […]

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