Monthly Archives: January 2011

Liguria rannuvolarsi

This being an Alpine region, mist, clouds and fog are never far away. On a clear day, clouds can suddenly appear over the peaks and literally fall into the valley and within minutes the sky is totally covered. It adds … Continue reading

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Lunch

David and Toby are, of course, pathetic. By which we mean we are not super-confident, hurly-burly let’s-paint-the-town-red kind of people, at least not in the throws of a blossoming love affair (with Badalucco, that is). We prefer to let things … Continue reading

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Mare mosso

We couldn’t believe the Med was capable of such ferocity! Normally so calm and not bothered to put up a fuss, this time it was licking the coast furiously, and it was loud, proper loud. Maybe our prejudices against what … Continue reading

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From dusk ’til dawn

This being winter, we often get stuck en route when evening cometh on uth. And sometimes, very rarely, we even get up at the crack of dawn to start the day (a good idea: things grind to a halt from … Continue reading

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Palm tree obsession

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Churches, chapels and PrayStations

All the guides mention historic monuments and churches as priority visiting material. This may be appropriate, but is a little one-sided – there is so much more. However, these churches are phenomenal. What is surprising is how even the smallest … Continue reading

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La Superba

Genoa – capital of Liguria, situated on the cusp between Liguria levante (east) and Liguria ponente (west). One bright, fresh and sunny day we took the early morning train from our first abode, the agriturismo, to Genoa, also known as … Continue reading

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La neve, la neve

While the rest of Europe this winter had a more than generous supply of snow, we thought we’d be short-changed here, but when we ventured a little higher up (as far as we could with summer tyres) we found at … Continue reading

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Casa dei Ravioli

We have, of course, come across many truly wonderful shops on our many trips around Liguria. The best ones tend to be the minuscule shops run by an ancient nonna or nonno with every conceivable nook and cranny packed dangerously … Continue reading

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Sanremo

Sanremo, as it is written in Italian, is supposed to be a bit exclusive and chi-chi. It is in parts, but it is also a proper town with an urban feel and an authentic, almost earthy style determined by the … Continue reading

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