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Where To Go in Liguria Instead Of Cinque Terre

This isn’t a post meant to criticize Cinque Terre. Liguria’s pride and joy, five towns once cut off from the rest of Italy and reachable only by boat. They are truly a site to see, and if that’s your favorite destination in Italy, who am I to tell you otherwise. For me, it’s a little different. I remember fearing for my life year’s ago as crowds aggressively shoved one another in a crazed frenzy to board the tiny trains, totally incapable…

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36 Hours in Portovenere


There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more. – Lord Byron A quote not picked by coincidence, instead Lord Byron was no stranger to the charms of Portovenere, it was his preferred choice of meditiation the side of the mediterranean. So much so that once in 1822, he even cheekily…

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Exploring Levanto on foot, bike or boat

Levanto, my new favorite ‘off the beaten path’ town in lovely Liguria, whether it be exploring the old town or spending a beach weekend – there is not shortage of things to do [and eat]. A kind of place that has stood the test of time – slow life still rules this sleepy coast and between focaccia shops and wine bars, we were certainly kept happy by various activities here.   Like many of the towns in Liguria, and especially…

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