Edoardo Meoli

Me and Liguria: a beautiful story. I like to see it, travel through it in a rush or…

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Me and Liguria: a beautiful story. I like to see it, travel through it in a rush or stop somewhere; immerse myself in its colours, flavours, landscapes. Talk with it by talking to its people. I like telling tales about it and I never get bored. Each time is like the first.
If the Acquario gives an encore
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If the Acquario gives an encore

Betty, Robin and Mia: the three most famous dolphins of the moment. Perhaps because they have been long awaited, like stars. This is because, before going on display and transferring to their new tank in the Acquario in Genoa, they took days. Shy? Overwhelmed? I don’t know. But what I do know is I had […]

Vico Casana and the scent of tripe
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Vico Casana and the scent of tripe

It’s not a trip for everyone, that which I made today, in the alleyways of Genoa. Vegetarians and the diet obsessed would be horrified, but for those who want authentic tastes, this means a date with ‘rustic’ cooking with a truly evocative name: tripe. Cheap and tasty like never before, this old Ligurian dish is […]

Bordighera and Dolceacqua, on the trail of Monet
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Bordighera and Dolceacqua, on the trail of Monet

‘Everything is wonderful and everyday the countryside is more beautiful and I am bewitched by the town. Here everything is beautiful and the weather is superb’, wrote Claude Monet in 1884 to his friend and Parisian gallery owner Durand-Ruel. Monet was in Bordighera, where he arrived the 18th January and left the 3rd April. He […]

Genoa mysteries
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Genoa mysteries

The historic centre is an expanse of roofs, towers and homes. Behind every door there are hundreds of stories. If telling the stories of the city meant just memories, legends which are passed down, coincidences and presences, shadows rather than light, the history of Genoa would no longer be the same, but believe it or […]

Rossese: the wine of the rocks
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Rossese: the wine of the rocks

Rossese? It doesn’t exist. Or it should be named differently: Roccese. Like a historical joke, an oenological tongue-twister, the wine of Dolceacqua and above all its surroundings (the town which produces the most and where you find the most famous businesses is Soldano) changed its name. It became something more ‘wine-like’, exactly like the coloured […]

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 […]

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