Liguria is a coastal and mountainous region in the northwest of Italy that runs up to the border with France. Known as the Italian Riviera, its calling cards are beautiful seaside towns tumbling down cliffs. Venture a bit further inland and find authentic villages and gastronomic delicacies like San Stè cheese, chestnuts, and porcini mushrooms. Pound some pesto in one of the five car-free towns of Cinque Terre and then head to Genova to discover the fascinating history of this gritty and lively port city.

What to eat?

Trofie al pesto (short, twisted pasta in a sauce of basil, pine nuts, cheese, garlic, and olive oil)

What to see?

The caruggi (tight medieval alleyways) of Genova

What to do?

Hike some of the Sentiero Azzurro, the path that links the five towns of the Cinque Terre, if physically able.

Bocconcini-Sized Tales

Our accommodations in the fishing village of Laigueglia were up a hill and accessible by a “typical Ligurian staircase.” I love typical Italian things! Did we end up lugging our stroller up and down 80 steps every day? Yes. Was the sea view worth it? Also yes.

For more detailed information on Liguria and its endless itinerary possibilities, send me an email or book a consultation.

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