Cinque Terre

Author: Enrico Massetti

Publisher: Enrico Massetti Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 90

View: 821

2019 edition A man-made landscape. Over the centuries, through constant collective work, man has managed to create this landscape. It's the only one of its kind in the world, safely kept inside a treasure chest between Punta Mesco and Punta Manara, a little corner of Liguria where generations have worked to create this monument in landscape architecture represented by the steep terraces sloping down to the sea. Held up by over 7000 km of dry stone walling, cleverly built without any kind of cement, they are cultivated as vineyards that reach down to almost touching the lapping sea waves. This is a guide to the Cinque Terre and the famous trails in the Cinque Terre and the nearby "Riviera di Levante." There is a list of the best restaurants and all the accommodations available, with active links to their web sites. It includes a complete section on Cuisine in The Cinque Terre and Liguria, that is covered extensively. There is a section on mountain bikes rentals and trails and of kayak rentals.

The Italian Riviera Rough Guides Snapshot Italy (includes Genoa, the Cinque Terre, San Remo and Portofino)

Author: Martin Dunford

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 74

View: 155

The Rough Guide Snapshot to the Italian Riveria is the ultimate travel guide to this picturesque coastal region in the northwest of Italy. It guides you through the area, with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from pottering from village to village along the pretty Cinque Terre coastline and delving into the moutains on the Genoa-Casella train to chilling out at the classic, family resort of Finale Ligure and rolling the dice at San Remo's world-famous casino. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the most memorable trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from The Rough Guide to Italy, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the country, including transport, food, drink, costs, health and festivals. Also published as part of The Rough Guide to Italy. Full coverage: Genoa, The Riviera di Ponente, Savona, Noli, Finale Ligure, Albenga, The caves of Toirano, Alassio, Laigueglia and around, Imperia, San Remo, The Valle Argentina, Ventimiglia and around, The Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, The Riviera de Levante, Camogli, Portofino, San Fruttuoso, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, Sestri Levante, The Cinque Terre, The Golfo dei Poeti (Equivalent printed page extent 74 pages).Now available in ePub format.

Portofino and the Riviera

Author: Enrico Massetti

Publisher: Enrico Massetti Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 40

View: 411

“A little village stretching like an arch of the moon around a quiet basin. Never have I felt the way I did when I walked into that green indefiniteness, with such a sense of peace and fulfilment”. From Vie Errante by Guy de Maupassant It was Pliny who first described this stunning natural area and named it ‘Portus Delphini’. This over time was corrupted to Portofino. Portofino is a typical fisherman village of the Ligurian Riviera which has become one of the most renowned tourist spots in all of Italy, best known in all the world for its tall colored houses situated in a semicircular formation around the small port and piazza. Portofino and the Tigullio Gulf are symbols representing Italy throughout the world. The coast is a sequence of fashionable resorts with their marinas, pastel-colored houses, first-rate sports facilities and the seductive atmosphere of the Dolce Vita. But perhaps the most striking thing for the traveler is the beauty of the seascapes, with some of the most celebrated views in Italy, suspended between the intense blue of the sea and the green mountains. The area of Portofino boasts an exceptional natural heritage that includes traces of rural and nautical civilizations, splendid religious architecture, and clusters of rural houses surrounded by tiny orchards and sections of land planted with grape vines and olive trees. This is a guide to a visit to Portofino and the towns of nearby Riviera del Levante, from Sestri Levante to Genoa, including Sestri Levante, Santa Margherita Ligure, Camogli, San Fruttuoso and the villages of the Cinque Terre. There are extensive descriptions and photos of the attractions. It contains many reviews for the best recommended restaurants that are at the location described. P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }

The Italian Riviera Rough Guides Snapshot Italy (includes Genoa, the Cinque Terre, San Remo and Portofino)

Author: Robert Andrews

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 74

View: 820

The Rough Guide Snapshot to the Italian Riveria is the ultimate travel guide to this picturesque coastal region in the northwest of Italy. It guides you through the area, with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from pottering from village to village along the pretty Cinque Terre coastline and delving into the moutains on the Genoa-Casella train to chilling out at the classic, family resort of Finale Ligure and rolling the dice at San Remo's world-famous casino. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best caf�s, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the most memorable trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from The Rough Guide to Italy, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the country, including transport, food, drink, costs, health and festivals. Also published as part of The Rough Guide to Italy. Full coverage: Genoa, The Riviera di Ponente, Savona, Noli, Finale Ligure, Albenga, The caves of Toirano, Alassio, Laigueglia and around, Imperia, San Remo, The Valle Argentina, Ventimiglia and around, The Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, The Riviera de Levante, Camogli, Portofino, San Fruttuoso, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, Sestri Levante, The Cinque Terre, The Golfo dei Poeti (Equivalent printed page extent 74 pages).

Bradt: Liguria

Author: Rosie Whitehouse

Publisher: Bradt Publications

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 242

View: 467

The only in-depth guide to Liguria, a mountainous region of dizzy passes and breath-taking views where mountains plunge down into the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean. Liguria will leave you awestruck by its beauty. The narrow strip of coast includes the gems of the world famous Italian Riviera, the great port city of Genoa, the glitzy resort of Portofino and the charms of the Cinque Terre. Yet in the hinterland there are many beautiful villages and mountain walks that have yet to be discovered by tourists. The walks vary in difficulty so are accessible to all. Many of the walks and cycle routes featured in the book are through beautiful wilderness.Unlike other guides to the region, Liguria includes a detailed description of the mountains and their hilltop villages. With a strong regional identity all of its own, Liguria is almost a country within a country. The spectacular scenery, the mediaeval towns, quaint fishing ports and the wonderful food have attracted some of the world's most famous writers among them Byron, Mary and Percy Shelley, Henry James, Dickens, Maupassant, D H Lawrence, Virginia Woolf and Dylan Thomas. Tourists flock to the Cinque Terre and Portofino but many of the other resorts have few foreign visitors so Liguria has the best of both world's to offer the visitor the big names on the Mediterranean destination list and mountain villages and small fishing ports which are almost exclusively Italian.

Genoa Travel Adventures

Author: Amy Finley

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 100

View: 418

A detailed guide to every aspect of Genoa: history, culture, foods, restaurants, hotels, sightseeing, things to do - written by an author who knows the place intimately. Two marble-carved lions crouch flanking the stairs leading to the entrance of Genoa''s monumental cathedral of San Lorenzo. Their proud features are marred by graffiti - cartoonish scribbles rendering their expression more pathetic than fierce. They''re an apt metaphor for the city of Genoa itself, which can be a challenging one for tourists. During two millennia of tumultuous history, Genoa has seen its fortunes rise and fall. At its pinnacle, the city - center of the Genoese Republic - had unparalleled wealth and economic and political power. French historiographer Fernand Braudel wrote of the city, If ever a diabolically capitalist city can be said to have existed before the capitalist age in Europe and the world, then it is Genoa, opulent and sordid at the same time. From these heights Genoa would plunge over successive centuries, losing hegemony, then autonomy, and finally prosperity. Today, it is a city in the grip of evolution. There is much that is decrepit and shabby, but there are also the heralds of a renaissance both economic and cultural. The lion that is Genoa may be blemished and humbled, but there is every evidence that with attention and caretaking it is regaining - if not its former brilliant grandeur - at least its dignity and relevance on the world stage. Perhaps that''s why Genoa is particularly poignant, and important for travelers who hope to leave Liguria with a greater understanding of the region - both what it was, and what it is becoming. It is impossible to leave Genoa unimpressed and without an opinion. Genoa is - and has been for millennia - a port town, and the nature of a port is to facilitate trade via access to both sea and land routes. The geography of Liguria is characterized by mountains that plunge steeply into the sea, and that are criss-crossed by deep valleys. Genoa - which sits at the near middle of Liguria''s great land crescent - is not only at the epicenter of what, from above, appears as one giant harbor. It is also at the crossroads of land routes that made use of these deep valleys to cut across the Apennines to northern Italy and the rest of Europe. This guide is drawn from our Adventure Guide to the Italian Riviera, but with added pictures of the hotels, restaurants and other features.

Italy

Author: Dana Facaros

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Italy

Page: 1116

View: 642

The Italian Riviera (Rough Guides Snapshot Italy)

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 74

View: 728

The Rough Guide Snapshot to the Italian Riveria is the ultimate travel guide to this picturesque coastal region in the northwest of Italy. It leads you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from pottering from village to village along the pretty Cinque Terre coastline and delving into the mountains on the Genoa-Casella train to chilling out at the classic, family resort of Finale Ligure and rolling the dice at San Remo's world-famous casino. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guide Snapshot to the Italian Riveria covers Genoa, The Riviera di Ponente, Savona, Noli, Finale Ligure, Albenga, The caves of Toirano, Alassio, Laigueglia, Imperia, San Remo, The Valle Argentina, Ventimiglia, The Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, The Riviera de Levante, Camogli, Portofino, San Fruttuoso, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, Sestri Levante, The Cinque Terre and The Golfo dei Poeti. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Italy, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Italy, including transport, accommodation, food, drink, costs, health, sport and festivals. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Italy.

Italy

Author: Dana Facaros

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 1116

View: 348