giovedì 25 agosto 2011

LIGURIA, WHAT YOU WOULD CALL "THE ITALIAN RIVIERA"

 Despite being very north, Liguria enjoys a Mediterranean climate which makes it home to some of the best flowers in Italy.. ehm, in Europe!
  ..after dedicating a whole post to Venezia, I shouldn't probably write one about all of Liguria, the latter being a region, while Venezia is just one city of Veneto region. But anyway, who cares!
Liguria is an amazing place, really, a very thin land made of mountains, cliffs and lots of sea.

 Roman and medieval ruins get mixed up in Liguria, where a lot of people live in a very small space. The roads, buildings, highways across Liguria are some of the most amazing achievements in engineering in Italy, but somehow I still like to stick to the old stuff.
 A reason why to go to Liguria? Oh well, we went for a wedding, and the setting was just about perfect!
 Rocks and sea, rocks and sea. Liguria is just about enjoying both climbing and swimming.
 How can I write about Liguria without mentioning Genova, its capital?
The city of Cristoforo Colombo (the guy who went to America in 1492!), famous for its port, its music, and a long tradition of working class unions. Here below a dear friend of mine, on the right, playing along with a Rom musician in front of magnificent San Lorenzo Cathedral.. you'll have to google that up tho.
So now, forgive me for not putting any pesto sauce picture, but we were too busy eating it!

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