Open olive groves: experience the gold of Liguria

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Le foglie dai riflessi dorati mosse dalla brezza del mare, il legno profumato, la forza dei fusti antichi e i frutti torniti: gli oliveti di Liguria sono la cornice inconfondibile dello sguardo ligure sul mondo,. La manifestazione Oliveti Aperti del prossimo weekend 15 e 16 Giugno li apre al pubblico per farli conoscere e degustarne i prodotti.

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Farinata: gold that doesn’t shine!

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La farinata, queen of poor yet reach in flavor cuisine Don’t call it “cecina”, nor “torta”, or “caldacalda”: there are manydishes made from chickpea flour throughout Italy, but here it is called Farinata (fainà). And here it is much more than a simple dish: in La Spezia cooking, farinata is a real landmark, a piece of […]

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Rice cake sweet or savory? No, it’s stupid!

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A very typical La Spezia’s local food is the torta di riso – the rice cake, in two, or even three possible versions. If you look at it from Liguria, the rice cake isthat savory one; if you come from Carrara it’s sweet (although also in La Spezia there are sweet rice cakes variants). And […]

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Acciughe fritte e vino, semplicce aperitivo

3 reasons why the Ligurian cuisine is not a poor one

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Measured in condiments and mild in flavor, the Ligurian cuisine is called “cucina povera” by those who misunderstands it, because poverty is actually its wealth. The beauty of Italy is also made by what it can put on the table: there is no Italian region that does not have some culinary specialties known throughout the […]

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Breakfast in La Spezia: the dipped focaccia tradition explained

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Having breakfast with a focaccia bread dipped in cappuccino is a Ligurian tradition. Outside of the region, almost no one understands the charm of this specialty. Here’s how to figure out the Ligurian way and how to enjoy the best breakfast in La Spezia. IIf you want to have a “continental” Breakfast in La Spezia, […]

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Panigacci or Testaroli? The Lunigiana Dilemma

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If you are going out for dinner in La Spezia, you might find in the menu Testaroli and Panigacci, delicious dishes you will only find in the La Spezia area. Panigacci and Testaroli are actually typical of the Magra Valley, the inland area towards Tuscany called Lunigiana, but are very popular and common in La […]

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