Heaven made of pesto

If you should describe Liguria, this tight region between the Maritime Alps and the Ligurian sea with only one word, it would definetely be Genova’s basil, and the pesto made of it. This fragnats plant grows everywhere in the region and you can find it in gardens, window sills and balconies. Local urban legends say…

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Where the Blue Flag waves

FEE’s Blue Flag criteria include standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria. The Blue Flag is sought for beaches, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operators as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards. Certificates, which FEE refers to as awards, are issued on an…

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Maratea, amore mio

Maratea is one of Southern Italy’s best kept secrets. I have already mentioned while talking about the ghost town of Craco, that Southern Italy is often a black whole  on the tourists’ map,but you go there once and you fall in love with it. At least this is what has happened to me, I got…

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P for piazza

Squares, or Piazzas in Italian play an extremely important rules in the Italian lives. This is where we gather, have coffees, ice creams, this is where the young flirt and where the old gossip. The scenery of first kisses and goodbyes. This is where the market is set up in the weekens or where concerts…

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Craco, the ghost town

Basilicata is a region most tourists have never heard of, or at least won’t have the time to visit. The only exception might be the presence of Matera, precious town situated in a canyon carved by the river Gravina and part  of the UNESCO World Heritage. Well, if you have the chance to visit Matera,…

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