Ciao Ciao A Tutti

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. – Lin Yutang I relax on an old wooden bench in the piazza just around the corner from our hotel.  The sound of the water splashing in the center fountain competes with the… Read More

La Cucina Profumata

It was a cuisine made of labor and patience and the love of aromatic herbs. It was a cuisine of lean folk who lived on lean land—sea cliffs and terraces hewn by hand from solid stone—and lean olive trees. — Vittorio G. Rossi, nostalgic of his native Ligurian cuisine Before traveling to Liguria, I was… Read More

The Cinque Terre

So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain I’ve often wondered what it would be like to live by the sea.  I don’t mean just living in a house with beach-front property, although that could be very nice.  Instead,… Read More

Golfo dei Poeti: Portovenere

See the mountains kiss high Heaven And the waves clasp one another; No sister-flower would be forgiven If it disdained its brother, And the sunlight clasps the earth And the moonbeams kiss the sea: What is all this sweet work worth If thou not kiss me? —from Love’s Philosophy, by Percy Bysshe Shelley Named after… Read More

Portofino

Charming and colorful, Portofino is picturesque and continues to be one of the most photographed villages along Liguria’s coast.   Once a hideaway for illicit trysts and paparazzi dodging movie stars, Portofino has long been a popular destination for the rich and famous arriving by yachts or in sleek sports cars.  A place also to be… Read More