September 15 2014 / Places

Tellaro and its Mythical Octopus

Tellaro, Liguria

Tiny Tellaro, one of the last villages lining the Ligurian coast before it melts into the region of Tuscany, is


June 3 2014 / Places

The OTHER Coastal Trails

Monterosso, Liguria

Hiking the mountainside trails that run along the vast, turquoise Ligurian sea in the Cinque Terre National Park is a


May 12 2014 / Food & Wine

Spring Vegetables

Monterosso, Liguria

Spring means lots of things here in Italy. Little flowers peeking through damp soil, pink blossoms opening on cherry trees,


November 4 2013 / Local Interest

The tiniest “church” in the village

Monterosso, Liguria

The tunnel that connects the long beach stretch of the “New Town” of Monterosso with the old historical center is


October 15 2013 / Food & Wine

Not just a giant lemon

Liguria

Liguria is full of different fruits and vegetables, and its normally mild climate (last year’s winter we can just chalk


July 18 2013 / Places

San Fruttuoso: a hidden abbey by the sea

San Fruttuoso, Liguria

The ancient abbey of San Fruttuoso lies between the Ligurian villages of Camogli and Portofino, nestled at the foot of


June 17 2013 / Events

Monterosso’s Favorite Festival Fish

Monterosso al Mare, Liguria

The anchovy, a fish that plays a part of traumatic childhood memories involving the salted kind, has a whole different