Tag Archives: Liguria

Seaside Walks: Portofino, Liguria, Northwest Italy

Italy Together – Portofino is known for its colorfully painted buildings that line the shore. The town is clustered around its half-moon shaped harbor filled with summer yachts and odd fishing boats and lined with outlets of Gucci, Pucci, Hermès and Louis Vuitton, seafood restaurants, cafes and luxury hotels.

Portofino’s crystalline green waters are great for swimming, diving, and boating. There are also opportunities for hiking in the area.

Village Walks: Rocchetta Nervina In Liguria, Italy

Rocchetta Nervina is a small village in the province of Imperia in Liguria (Italy) with 291 inhabitants. It is built at an altitude of 235 meters, at the bottom of the Barbaira valley, a tributary of the Nervia coming down from the ridge separating the valleys of Nervia and Roya.

Surrounded by mountains, Monte Abelio (1015m), Monte Terca (1070m) and Monte Morgi (870m). Its French twin locality is Sospel. They are located at the same level and at an equal distance (approximately 10 km) on each side of the border.

Rocchetta means small rock or fortress, citadel.Nervina is derived from the name of Nervia. Old fortified town in the 12th century, it was called “Castrum Barbairre”, it was destroyed by the Marquis of Dolceaqua (the same as that of the michettes).

In the middle of the 16th century the castle of Monte Abelio controlled the Roya valley Rochetta is isolated and in a cul-de-sac, its defensive system is particular, access is allowed there thanks to two bridges from medieval times called “humpbacks”.It is still inaccessible today except on foot and of course by Vespa!!!

Aerial Views: Genoa In Northwestern Italy (4K)

Genoa (Genova) is a port city and the capital of northwest Italy’s Liguria region. It’s known for its central role in maritime trade over many centuries. In the old town stands the Romanesque Cathedral of San Lorenzo, with its black-and-white-striped facade and frescoed interior. Narrow lanes open onto monumental squares like Piazza de Ferrari, site of an iconic bronze fountain and Teatro Carlo Felice opera house. 

Dusk Walks: Riomaggiore – Cinque Terre, Italy (4K)

Riomaggiore is a village and comune in the province of La Spezia, situated in a small valley in the Liguria region of Italy. It is the first of the Cinque Terre one meets when travelling north from La Spezia. The village, dating from the early 13th century, is known for its historic character and its wine, produced by the town’s vineyards. Riomaggiore is in the Riviera di Levante region and has a shoreline on the Mediterranean’s Gulf of Genoa, with a small beach and a wharf framed by tower houses. Riomaggiore’s main street is Via Colombo, where numerous restaurants, bars, and shops can be found.

Village Walks: Tellaro In Liguria, Northwest Italy

Tellaro is a small fishing village, perched on a cliff on the east coast of the Gulf of La Spezia in Liguria, northern Italy. It is a frazione of the comune of Lerici. It has been rated as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy Tellaro has been the destination for many Italian and foreign artists.

Travel Views: Portovenere – Northwestern Italy (4K)

Porto Venere is a village on the Ligurian coast of northwestern Italy. It’s known for Porto Venere Regional Natural Park, a protected area with trails and dive sites. The park encompasses Palmaria Island, dotted with beaches and caves. The Gothic-style Church of St. Peter sits atop a rocky headland. Nearby is the centuries-old Castello Doria, an imposing clifftop fortress with views of the Gulf of Poets.

Aerial City Views: Genoa – Northwestern Italy (4K)

Genoa (Genova) is a port city and the capital of northwest Italy’s Liguria region. It’s known for its central role in maritime trade over many centuries. In the old town stands the Romanesque Cathedral of San Lorenzo, with its black-and-white-striped facade and frescoed interior. Narrow lanes open onto monumental squares like Piazza de Ferrari, site of an iconic bronze fountain and Teatro Carlo Felice opera house. 

Walking Tour: Manarola – Cinque Terre, Italy (4K)

Manarola is a small town, a frazione of the comune of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. It is the second-smallest of the famous Cinque Terre towns frequented by tourists, with a population of 353.