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The infinte, around the bend
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The infinte, around the bend

I want to praise bends in the road. Those found in Val Trebbia, the wildest hinterland behind Genoa. Here there are no trains and the motorway does not pass. There is only road 45 with its curves: hairpin bends, intermittent bends, tight, really tight… too much so, I thought. Before understanding that from Torriglia to […]

A miniature train, salami and imagination
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A miniature train, salami and imagination

Genuineness is all down to natural elements (a combination of 60 percent pork and 40 percent beef). But the real secret is in the fire: that of burning wood during the drying phase in order to maintain a slight taste of smoke. We’re in Sant’Olcese, a municipality in the province of Genoa, which can be […]

Libereso Guglielmi: a gardener in the kitchen
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Libereso Guglielmi: a gardener in the kitchen

He has hands marked by working the land and a face darkened by the sun. Libereso Guglielmi, born in Bordighera in 1925, lived so many lives in one that one book is not enough to re-tell everything. Considered one of the biggest botanical experts in the world, a student of Mario Calvino, father of Italo, […]

In the Genoa of the “fin de siècle”
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In the Genoa of the “fin de siècle”

Genoa is a city to pluck the petals from, like a rose which, petal after petal, reveals surprising aspects: true architectural gems which pass by our eyes nearly unnoticed. In Genoa you can find many examples of palaces and decorations in the Liberty and Art nouveau styles, but few know that the Coppedè brothers built […]

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