Liguria

Liguria

by Rosie Whitehouse

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ISBN-13: 9781841627564
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides Limited
Publication date: 04/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 954,508
File size: 30 MB
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About the Author

Rosie Whitehouse is one of the UK's leading experts on family travel and has written for many of newspapers and magazines. She spends part of the year in Liguria.

Table of Contents

Introduction vi

PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION 1

Chapter 1 Background Information 3

Geography 3, Climate 3, Natural history and

conservation 4, History 5, Government and politics 11,

Economy 12, People 13, Language 14, Religion 14, Education 15, Culture 16

Chapter 2 Practical Information 19

When to visit 19, Highlights 19, Suggested itineraries 20,

Tour operators 20, Red tape 21, Embassies 21, Getting there and away 22, Health 23, Safety 25, What to take 26, Money 27, Budgeting 27, Getting around 27, Accommodation 29, Eating and drinking 30, Public holidays and festivals 34, Shopping 35, Opening times 35,

Entertainment 36, Sport 36, Photography 37, Media and communications 37, Buying a property 38, Cultural etiquette 38, Travelling positively 38

PART TWO GENOA 41

Chapter 3 Genoa 43

History 45, Getting there and away 47, Orientation 49, Getting around 49, Tourist information and maps 50, Where to stay 51, Where to eat 53, Entertainment and nightlife 61, Shopping 62, Other practicalities 63, What to see and do 63, Further afield 76

PART THREE THE RIVIERA DI LEVANTE 81

Chapter 4 Recco to Sestri Levante 83

Recco 83, Camogli 85, Santa Margherita Ligure 90, Portofino 93, Rapallo 96, Uscio 100, Chiavari 101, Sestri Levante 108

Chapter 5 The Cinque Terre and the Val di Vara 111

The Cinque Terre 111, Monterosso al Mare 117,

Vernazza 120, Corniglia 121, Manarola 123,

Riomaggiore 124, Along the coast 125, Up in the

mountains 127, The Val di Vara 128

Chapter 6 La Spezia and the Gulf of Poets 135

La Spezia 135, West along the Golfo dei Poeti 141, Porto

Venere 141, East along the Golfo dei Poeti 144,

Sarzana 150

PART FOUR THE RIVIERA DI PONENTE 155

Chapter 7 Arenzano to Savona 157

Arenzano 157, Varazze 159, Savona 167

Chapter 8 Bergeggi to Alassio 173

Bergeggi and Spotorno 173, Noli 175, Capo di Noli and

Varigotti 178, Finale Ligure 180, Along the coast from

Borgio Verezzi to Albenga 182, Albenga 184, Zuccarello

and Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena 187, Alassio 188

Chapter 9 Cervo to Taggia and the Valle Argentina 191

Cervo 191, Diano Marina 193, Imperia 193, The

mountains behind Imperia 199, Along the coast from

Imperia to Bussana Vecchia 204, Triora 208

Chapter 10 Sanremo, Bordighera and the Val Nervia 213

Sanremo 213, Bordighera 220, Ventimiglia 223, Up in the

mountains 227

Appendix 1 Language 231

Appendix 2 Further Information 236

Index 238

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