Adventure Guide to Italian Riviera: San Remo, Portofino & by Amy Finley

By Amy Finley

Pinned among the mountains and the ocean, on a steeply-sloped crescent of land stretching from the French border to Tuscany, greater than half Liguria (better often called the Italian Riviera), is safe park land. The inland cities are one of the most fascinating in Liguria, either for his or her historical past and their lovely settings amid the forests, valleys, and peaks of the Apennine Mountains. The climbing here's great. as well as the most important urban of Genoa, you ll locate the beautiful coastal towns of Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure, Sestri Levante, and Portovenere, plus enthralling Portofino, a mecca for the gorgeous humans. San Remo to boot, domestic of the well-known song competition. the writer, who has lengthy spent numerous months right here every year, takes you thru each city and zone as you discover the Roman ruins, the artists workshops, feudal castles, and the traditional paths that also attach the villages.

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At these same shops you’ll probably find torta pasqualina and torta verde, two savory pies made with vegetables, and possibly torta marinara made with fish. Is your mouth watering yet? Piatti secondi – second courses, served after the pasta or soup (but never order soup and pasta together) – revolve around fish or shellfish on the coast, served simply grilled, sautéed, or fried (frito misto is a menu staple). In addition to standard-sized fish – usually locally caught – in Liguria you’ll find dishes composed of tiny anchovies and sardines.

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