giovedì 19 giugno 2014

35 things to do in Liguria - the best of the Riviera

The students of the "Inglese turistico avanzato" ESF course organized by FIRE and promoted by the Provincia di Genova drafted this miss-not list dedicated to Liguria. 
As their teacher, I only went through some minor editing. 
They really did a good job (didn't they?), but please post in your comments and hints, thanks!

1.Visit the historical centre of Genoa, its palaces and its caruggi
2.Explore the numberless medieval hilltop villages in the provinces of Imperia and Savona, e.g. Pigna, Dolceacqua, Apricale, Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena
3.Hike along the famous paths of Cinque Terre
4. Trek in the Promontory of Portofino and dive in its Marine Protected Area
5. Reach (on foot or by boat) the monumental San Fruttuoso Abbey, in the Portofino natural Park
6. Cycle along the Area 24 cycle path between San Lorenzo al Mare and Ospedaletti
7. Trek along the “Alta Via dei Monti Liguri”
8. Discover the different forts surrounding Genoa
9. Sunbathe on the beaches of Riviera
10. Dive off Camogli and reach the “Cristo degli Abissi” statue
11. Have a drink in the perched village of “Ruta di Camogli” watching the sunset and the landscape
12. Swim in the bay of Paraggi
13. Have a romantic dinner in Portofino
14. Visit the fishermen village of Camogli
15. Discover the Montallegro sanctuary overlooking Rapallo
16. Attend a cooking lesson (basil pesto)
17. Drink a glass of Vermentino in the port of Santa Margherita at sunset
18. Swim in the clear waters of Varigotti
19. Enjoy the Acquario
20. Taste the original Focaccia di Recco
21. Admire the palazzi in via Garibaldi in Genoa
22. Follow the pathway past the 17th century yellow church of San Giorgio in Portofino
23. Wander round the verdant pathways of the open-air sculpture park on the hillside above the port in Portofino
24. Visit  the  cathedral  of  San Lorenzo in Genoa
25. Relax in the Porto Antico of Genoa
26. Stroll in Portofino  and  Camogli
27. Discover the Gulf of Tigullio, with the seaside resorts of Santa Margherita Ligure and Rapallo
28. Reach the top of Monte Saccarello
29. Explore the Finalese area, known as the Outdoor Riviera
30. Enjoy the magic of the Roman town of Albenga
31. Drive along the Nervia Valley and discover the fantastic hill villages of Dolceacqua, Apricale, Rocchetta Nervina, Pigna
32. Get to know the “organic valley”, i.e. Val di Vara, its natural products and Varese Ligure
33. Linger in-Sestri Levante and get the best of sea, beaches and nature
34. Have a taste of chick-pea flour farinata in Genoa and wheat flour farinata in Savona
35. Visit Triora, an interesting medieval stone hamlet of the Ponente known as the witches’ village

Greetings from the Riviera from
Andrea, Claudia, Valentina, Silvia, Amelia, Cristina, Alessio, Andrea
and their teacher - Luisa

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