Portofino: Live from the luxury Ligurian Resort

Portofino has luxury designer shops, big boats and 5 euro coffees - Cinque Terre it's not!Avoiding the Louis Vuitton, Hermès and Dior shops along the waterfront, and refraining from indulging in 5 euro coffees, Tony Page wanders past million dollar cruisers and climbs up above Portofino … [Read more...]

The Unsung Heroes of the Cinque Terre

A Homage to the Unsung Heroes of Cinque Terre:In the centre of the Riomaggiore village, in front of the very modern Tourist Information Office, is a huge colourful mural by Silvio Benedetto. The mural tells the story of the men and women who over several generations and thousands of years built … [Read more...]

Genovese Pesto Recipe – Liguria

Pesto from Cinque Terre

Genoa is the birthplace of Pesto:The Ligurian region is the birthplace of the Pesto sauce.  More precisely, it was in Genoa, on the north Ligurian coast, that Pesto originated.Basil, a main ingredient of pesto sauce, grows well in the Ligurian temperate climate. Travelling around Liguria, … [Read more...]

Trofie al Pesto – a Ligurian Specialty

A Typical Ligurian Pesto Pasta Dish:Trofie pasta is a Ligurian specialty and this is one dish that you'll find on most restaurant menus.Trofie is often served with pesto (Trofie al Pesto) which is also a specialty of the Ligurian region. In fact, Liguria is the birthplace of pesto which uses … [Read more...]