This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt’s award-winning guide to Liguria is the essential companion to getting the most out of a visit to this beguiling Italian region. Author Rosie Whitehouse has spent thirty years exploring Liguria and in her comprehensive guide introduces you not just to the glitz of the Riviera but also to the delights of the wild unknown hinterlands and mountain valleys, including in-depth coverage of local gastronomic delights – a key part of any Ligurian visit.This new edition includes new maps, a focus on of the growth of small, ‘Slow Food’ businesses, restaurants and hotels, in-depth coverage of Genoa as a cultural and weekend-break destination, the latest developments in Savona and La Spezia, more walks and bike-riding advice plus new suggested routes, revised hotel and restaurant listings and all the latest transport information.Liguria has close links with North America. Genoa was the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and thousands of journeys to Ellis Island started in its historic port. The founder of Bank of America was born in one of its remote mountain valleys and Hollywood stars have long been drawn to the Riviera, among them Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Clarke Gable and Rita Hayworth. Whether you’re a gourmet traveller in search of pesto, trofie and freshly baked focaccia, a history buff on the hunt for Roman remains, culture addict dazzled by Genoa’s glittering palazzi and top-class museums, or a family heading for a well-earned break, Bradt’s Liguria is the ideal guide for travellers of all ages and all budgets. It is also particularly suited to adventurous travellers looking for the Liguria that lies beyond the beaten track and who want a taste of the real Italy.
|Publisher:||Bradt Publications UK|
|Edition description:||2nd edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Rosie Whitehouse developed a love of travel when her parents bundled the family in the car and drove to Liguria in the summer of 1966. When her eldest son was just a month old she made her second trip to Liguria and fell in love with it. Thirty years later, Rosie now knows the place like the back of her hand. There is a long family connection with the region and Rosie spends part of the year in the house that her husband’s family have owned for over 45 years. Rosie speaks Italian but is frequently corrected by her daughters who actually speak Italian with a Ligurian accent. Rosie is one of the UK’s leading experts on family travel and over the last thirty years she has explored every corner of Liguria with her family and can offer a real insider’s view on what to do, where to eat and where to stay.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATIONChapter 1 Background InformationGeography, Climate, Natural history and conservation, History, Government and politics, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Education, Culture Chapter 2 Practical InformationWhen to visit, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Embassies, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and festivals, Shopping, Opening times, Entertainment, Sport, Photography, Media and communications, Buying a property, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively
PART TWO GENOA Chapter 3 Genoa History, Getting there and away, Orientation, Getting around, Tourist information, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment and nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Further afield
PART THREE THE RIVIERA DI LEVANTE Chapter 4 Recco to Sestri Levante Recco, Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Rapallo, Uscio, Chiavari, Sestri Levante Chapter 5 The Cinque Terre and the Val di Vara The Cinque Terre, Along the coast, Up in the mountains, The Val di Vara Chapter 6 La Spezia and the Gulf of Poets La Spezia, West along the Gulf of Poets, East along the Gulf of Poets, Sarzana
PART FOUR THE RIVIERA DI PONENTE Chapter 7 Arenzano to Savona Arenzano, Varazze, Along the coast to Savona: Celle Ligure and Albisola, Savona Chapter 8 Bergeggi to Alassio Bergeggi and Spotorno, Noli, Capo di Noli and Varigotti, Finale Ligure, Along the coast from Borgio Verezzi to Albenga, Albenga, Zuccarello and Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena, Alassio, Beyond Alassio Chapter 9 Cervo to Taggia and the Valle Argentina Cervo, Diano Marina, Imperia, The mountains behind Imperia, Along the coast from Imperia to Bussana Vecchia, Triora Chapter 10 Sanremo, Bordighera and the Val Nervia Sanremo, Bordighera, Ventimiglia, Up in the mountains
Appendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Further Information Index