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Liguria Like a Local: Sestri Levante

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To me, Liguria splits in two at Genoa. West of which, along the coastal stretch known as the Riviera Ligure di Ponente (the coast of the setting sun), is easily accesible by day trip from Nice and more than familiar. Head east of Genoa, however, along the Riviera di Levante (the coast of the rising sun) towards La Spezia and I’m on less familiar ground.

As it happens, however, they make fabulous wine whatever side of Genoa you find yourself on and my friend, and Master of Wine, Elizabeth Gabay, was recently invited to the village of Sestri Levante to taste a whole lot of it. In doing so, she discovered that there’s a lot to love about this pretty coastal village. Continue Reading…

Liguria Wine, Riviera Travel Tips

Liguria Like a Local: Apricale

Liguria Apricale

Any excuse to spend some time across the border, really.

Especially now that I want to blog more regularly about the plethora of wonderful villages hidden in the hills of Liguria.

For this next installment of Liguria like a Local, I enlisted the help of my trusty partner in crime (and fellow Italophile), Michaela, who can always be relied upon to join in on a voyage of discovery across the border, especially when food and wine are involved. It’s easy to see why we’re such good friends! Continue Reading…

Liguria Wine, Riviera Travel Tips

Liguria Like a Local: Dolceacqua

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful festive season with family and friends, wherever in the world you celebrated it.

Mine was a tale of two contrasts: Christmas Day was spent on a wild, wintery and wonderful Atlantic coast in Ireland, and New Year’s Day a blur of baking sun and, would you believe, Bandol rosé, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. I’m back in Sydney for the month; my annual escape to the sun!

On the topic of the new year, one of my many resolutions for this blog is to start documenting all the wonderful villages which can be found in the hinterland of the French Riviera and Liguria. Continue Reading…

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