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With windswept hair
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With windswept hair

What makes moving become travelling? And what distinguishes a trip from a journey? I know I seem crazy, but I go to work by bicycle because it seems to put some “holiday” into my days. The means of transport definitely makes the difference, but as Kavafis taught us in his most famous piece of poetry […]

The Grotta dell’Edera
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The Grotta dell’Edera

From Finale Ligure, I take the road for the town of Calice and follow the hairpin turns among the vineyards and olive groves. The road now becomes tight and winding to the end of a small valley, a secret valley between walls of white limestone which jut out dizzyingly for hundreds of metres towards the […]

Rediscover Cinque Terre
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Rediscover Cinque Terre

Guest post by Christine Godfrey Fall in love with a place and a man. Fourteen years have passed and now my home is among these hills. I was born in a place of immense space and great convenience, but to set up home I chose a small corner, far away, inconvenient, unique. Americans love the […]

Liguria that changes your life
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Liguria that changes your life

Good opportunities find it difficult to escape me. It is with the honed instinct of a girl in search of new experiences that I find myself at dawn one morning with a very talented video maker, Alessandro Beltrame, shooting a video on the outdoors in the far west of Liguria. Alessandro, between you and me, […]

My mountains
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My mountains

Sometimes I think about how lucky I am to live in Genoa, where you can go from the waves of the sea to mountains exposed to the wind. It takes little, it takes very little. Usually, as a passion, I put on my running shoes and just go. A short walk on the asphalt to […]

#blogtourportofino: let’s go!
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#blogtourportofino: let’s go!

Enthusiasm is sky high and I must confess that the backpack has already been ready for some days. There’s not very long until tomorrow morning when I’ll be taking the train to Santa Margherita Ligure. That’s where my #blogtourportofino will start, with other travel bloggers, my faithful travel companions for the next two days. The […]

An open-air gym, and the Butterfly Path
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An open-air gym, and the Butterfly Path

My desire to recharge and disconnect from the daily routine is huge. I only have half a day of holiday but, fortunately, I live in Liguria, one of the regions in which it takes little to always feel slightly on holiday. Given the wonderful spring day I decided to walk a trail in the Parco […]

Liguria – A Land of Fishermen and Fishes!
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Liguria – A Land of Fishermen and Fishes!

The Slow Fish Festival starts next month in Genoa; a worthwhile and influential event combining ecological and environmental issues with tradition and the pleasures of good food. And what better place to hold this international gathering than Liguria, a region steeped in the history and culture of the sea… A worthwhile and influential event combining […]

Monesi, freeride!
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Monesi, freeride!

The weekend. We get a little group together for a day of skiing. An attentive look at the weather forecast: heavy snow is forecast for Sunday and Monday and Tuesday there’s a window of good weather. Where are we going? Somebody suggests Monesi di Triora. “What, wait, Liguria?” I would never have thought that in […]

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