Cinque Terre

Author: Enrico Massetti

Publisher: Enrico Massetti Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 40

View: 896

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, Portovenere, Lerici and the trails in the Cinque Terre and the nearby "Riviera di Levante." 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: Rough Guides UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 74

View: 226

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.

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: 416

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).

Genoa Travel Adventures

Author: Amy Finley

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 100

View: 180

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: 756

Italy

Author: Dana Facaros

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 1116

View: 478

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

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page:

View: 286

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).

Lycra, Lattes and the Long Way Round

Author: Mark Krieger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

View: 169

As I drew closer to the town of Pont-de- Vaux... I found myself thinking of some of the places Id passed through. There were so many tiny hamlets, villages and larger towns, some vibrant and fine-looking, others lifeless, run down and in dire need of repair. Then there were, of course, the countless numbers of French people who had helped me piece together the jigsaw of roads along my way. The places I was riding through werent quite the same, but there was that unmistakable pungent smell of agriculture in the air and the sight of fat cows chomping lazily on mouthfuls of grass. It was vastly different from the Hautes-Alps and the bustling stretch of Mediterranean coast, but full of its own charm and character nonetheless. Beginning with the idea of tackling some of Europes most formidable mountains on his road bike, Mark Krieger, along with his wife Roz, started his journey around France - from the medieval town of Langres - and instantly fell in love with the country. Known for its history, culture, fine cuisine and above all, its cycling, it became the perfect setting for a Tour of a lifetime.