The revolutionary Cinque Terre Railway

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The railway that today takes us to the villages and beaches of The Cinque Terre was a revolutionary construction project, that requested a refined technology for the time. It is one of the most charming railway stretches in the world, the one connecting the five villages of the Cinque Terre. The villages used to be almost completely isolated […]

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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. The signs announcing its presence can mislead, letting you hope the Cinque Terre Via dell’Amore is open again, while as for today it has not been re-opened. For the moment, a competition […]

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La Spezia Carnival traditions

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La Spezia Carnival floats get back to town, with a big street party. Meet Batiston, the guy who wanted the throne as King of the Carnival. A brief history of the traditional mask of La Spezia. Naples has Pulcinella, Venice has Pantalone and Colombina, Viareggio has Burlamacco, Bologna has Balanzone, Arlecchino is from Bergamo and […]

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The Living Crib of Vezzano Ligure

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The living Crib of VEzzano Ligure tells the story of Baby Jesus and of the ancient hamlet in the Magra Valley.

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Is the Via dell’Amore Open? Well, “it’s Complicated”

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The state to date “is complicated”, as with so many paths of love. However, the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be visible.

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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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Venerio, the welcoming hermit on the Island of Tino

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The city, or perhaps it is better to say its sea, is preparing to celebrate San Venerio, the saint protector of the Gulf On the 13th and 14th and 15th September, is celebrated on the sea of the Gulf the feast of St. Venerio, an ancient worship that is the patron saint of sailors in […]

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The "natural Pool" of Portovenere: on saturday!

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Dust the dinghies and mats, turn off the engines: on Saturday afternoon the Porto Venere canal will turn into a huge swimming pool. Saturday, August 24th, in fact, the second of the two traditional annual appointments with the natural pool of Porto Venere will be held. Although the distance between the two closest points of […]

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Madonna Bianca: a miracle in Portovenere

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The feast of the Madonna Bianca that every year on August 17 animates the village of Portovenere, has ancient origins. The birth of the Marian devotion in Portovenere dates back to a summer night in 1399 when the house of one Luciardo occurred a miracle “August 16, 1399, the voice goes around from street to street:” […]

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