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An island in the Gulf

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The island of Palmaria. The island within reach. So close, so far away. Almost reachable by swimming from Porto Venere, Palmaria is still an island …

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Vote Palmaria Island as a “Place of the heart” FAI 2018

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The Places of the Heart are a map of environments, locations, large, small, famous or unknown that represent emotions and tell different stories, all Italian, all great for their simplicity, all significant in their essence. This important mapping of Italy also includes our Palmaria island this year. The mapping of the Places of the Heart […]

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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 12th and 13th, 16th and 17th September, is celebrated on the sea of the Gulf the feast of St. Venerio, an ancient worship that is the patron saint of sailors […]

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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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The Pesto Sauce: a serious matter, intangible cultural heritage of humanity

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This week, Liguria unfolds a long green carpet, stretching all along the Riviera, to promote the Pesto Sauce as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage of humanity A green masterpiece, a joy for the eyes and the watering mouth, green gold that grows in your hands when you mix of a few, simple, fresh elements. The […]

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Reggio and the Sanctuary Road: pining for peace in the Cinque Terre

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Cinque Terre away from the crowd is a wish that many visitors have during their stay, as the incredible amount of people make many want to run away. Trekking is definitely the solution, as well as one of the best things to do in the area. Trekking on the Sanctuary Road features more than just a […]

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Belin means? One word, many meanings. A compendium about a Ligurian word.

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Impossible to visit Liguria without hearing the word: “Belin!”. It sounds like a good word for many situations. For La Spezia and Liguria visitors here is a The Dictionary of Belino, essential to never lose the sense of the speech in La Spezia and surroundings. A word, a thousand meanings: notes about the Belin Belin, for […]

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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 the region, almost no one understands the charm of this specialty. Here’s how to figure out the Ligurian way and how to have the best breakfast in La Spezia. Il tunnel che fu protagonista durante la seconda Guerra Mondiale di due […]

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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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