I mean, nothing changed in the Cinque Terre! You can stay calm 🙂 The level of theft in the Cinque Terre didn’t increase recently. So there are pickpockets and you have to be watchful of them. As in any tourist place. I decided to write this post after some tourists from some of my groups […]
Napoleon Bonaparte was Ligurian!
After Christopher Columbus and Pablo Picasso, he is other famous figure with connections to this region. And this is not the last famous character I will write about! Of course, don’t get me wrong! Everything you learned about Napoleon Bonaparte is true! But I’m starting from the beginning: Sarzana I have already written about this […]
The lottery was invented in Genoa!
After the blue jeans that I wrote about here, it is another, world-famous “invention”, that comes from Genoa 🙂 History It all began in the 17th century when a group of Genoese residents invented precise rules of gambling, which consisted of betting on the candidates elected to the Great Council of the Republic of Genoa. […]
Pandolce, the symbol of the Genoese wealth!
Pandolce is an XVI century Genoese Christmas cake. It is a fundamental dish and without it, in Liguria, you can’t say you’ve feasted Christmas. History According to a legend, it was the doge Andrea Doria of the Republic of Genoa who in ‘500 banished a competition. It was a contest among the master pastry chefs […]
Cinque Terre and the biggest Christmas crib in the world!
Yes, my dears 🙂 If you would like to see the biggest Christmas Crib in the world, you have to come to Liguria, more precisely, to Cinque Terre, more precisely, to Manarola. History An idea of a Christmas crib was of Mario Andreoli. He is a retired railway worker that in 1961 grant his father’s request. […]