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Archive for the ‘Liguria’ Category

  • Britons top Italy overseas investors' league

    8th January, 2010

    Posted in Emilia-Romagna,Sardinia,Tuscany,Property andLiguria

    Britons remain the most enthusiastic foreign investors in the property in Italy market, new research shows. They make up nearly one in four (24 per cent) of overseas requests for Italian property, with Germans accounting for 21 per cent. UK buyers a...

  • Leivi, Liguria

    11th November, 2008

    Posted in Culture andLiguria

    The picturesque town of Leivi, on Italy’s Liguria coast, lies in the Rupinaro valley – itself wedged between the coastal town of Chiavari and the Fontanabuona Valley. From a distance Leivi appears carpeted in olive groves and it is little surprise...

  • Liguria Property: Lavagna

    22nd October, 2008

    Posted in Culture andLiguria

    The town of Lavagna on Italy’s Riviera sits on the left of the Entella River, forming a single conurbation with Chiavari on the opposite bank. From Roman times to the present, Lavagna has been noted for the traditional craft of slate-working. But in...

  • Liguria Property: Ventimiglia

    19th October, 2008

    Posted in Liguria

    Italy’s Liguria coast has fewer more spectacularly festive sights than Ventimiglia’s La Battaglia dei Fiori (the Battle of the Flowers). Film legend Cary Grant is said to have called it “the greatest show in the world” when he saw it in the mid-50...

  • The sanctuary of Our Lady of Montallegro

    12th October, 2008

    Posted in Culture andLiguria

    One of the most characteristic churches on Italy’s Liguria coast is the sanctuary of Our Lady of Montallegro, nestled in woods in the hills overlooking Rapallo. It sits on a ridge some 612m above sea level, one side offering a stunning view across t...

  • San Fruttuoso, Liguria

    30th September, 2008

    Posted in Liguria

    The coast of Liguria (Italian Riviera) has many serene, undiscovered gems to visit. Few are more serene and lovely than the small village of San Fruttuoso, midway between Portofino and Camogli and on the edge of the sprawling park to which Portofin...

  • Alassio's fine idea

    24th September, 2008

    Posted in Italy,News from Italy andLiguria

    Of all the ways to boost flagging tourism over summer it was arguably one of the most innovative. In the Italian Riviera resort of Alassio – a few miles north of Imperia along Liguria's coast – tourists and other motorists who parked illegally go...