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Slow Hiking on Palmaria Island

Slow Hiking and “Artisanal Maintenance” on Palmaria Island

Mangia Trekking is an Italian association that promotes the concept of “Alpinismo Lento” (slow hiking or mountaineering). It operates especially in the territory of the Parco Nazionale Tosco-Emiliano, therefore in the mountains in and around the border between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. They organize trekking expeditions of different sorts, such as hiking on foot or […]

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Blue Flag for the Bay of La Spezia & Portovenere

As we head into summer season, it’s good to know what beaches and seas in Italy are ranked the highest in terms of cleanliness and environmental sustainability. The Blue Flag certification is awarded every year by the International Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), which evaluates beaches on a series of strict criteria.   Italy’s cleanest […]

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A plunge in the Protected Marine Area of Portovenere

The Regional Nature Park of Portovenere features a Protected Marine Area that includes the southwestern side of Palmaria Island, the small islands of Tino and Tinetto, and the Posidonia seabed in the “Bocche” channel that separates the largest island from the mainland.   Underwater paradise Sheer rocky cliffs, shoals and caves characterize the area, offering […]

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Ca’ Lvnae Vineyards in Sarzana, Liguria

Ca’ Lvnae: wine, culture & tradition in Liguria

Nestled among the vineyards between Sarzana (Liguria) and Carrara (Tuscany) near the Gulf of Poets, is the charming winery and 18th-century farmhouse of Ca’ Lvnae. Paolo Bosoni is the founder of Cantine Lvnae. In 1966, he decided to continue his family’s work – for generations dedicated to agriculture – by focusing on viticulture. The respect […]

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