An untouched corner of Italy, Liguria known as The Italian Riviera is the right place for experiencing the authentic Italian living. Liguria is a narrow land squeezed between the mountains and the sea with mild climate, breathtaking views, spectacular cliffs, small fishing villages with tall and slender houses in vivacious colors, secluded bays and hidden art treasures. This is the perfect place to live the Italian “dolce vita” and immerse yourself with its untouched traditions, discover the tastes and scent of an extraordinary cuisine, meet real locals. Experiencing Liguria is outside of the conventional schemes!
The Italian Riviera extends in one direction from France to Genoa along the “Riviera di Ponente” which is home to small untouched and precious villages that are part of “The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy” list. Each town has a story and local people ready to tell it. Wine and olive oil is the quintessence of this part of Liguria. Undiscovered towns and sea resort with something magical that will touch your heart! Up to the Tuscany Border there’s the “Riviera di Levante”, home to the stunning and colored villages of Cinque Terre and Portofino, but also to places you have never known and that have an authentic appeal such as Camogli, Lerici, Tellaro, Sarzana, just to name a few! Liguria is just bringing back home a real part of Italy, charming and undiscovered by the mass tourism at the same time!
Carlo Ellena, ICS teacher and Board Member is from Savona. He teaches several cultural classes for the ILP, and he is now pleased to share with you the secrets of his region.