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Liguria at Expo Milano

The flavors of Liguria at Expo Milano & in Portovenere

More than 140 exhibitor countries and 20 million expected visitors: it’s the world’s largest fair – Expo Milano 2015 – centered on the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. Milan’s Universal Exposition takes place from 1 May until 31 October 2015. It provides a unique and international platform for the exchange of ideas and […]

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Portovenere lights up for the White Madonna, image by italianpix

Portovenere’s “White Madonna” torchlight procession

Every year, on the 17th of August, Portovenere celebrates its local Patron Saint called White Madonna (Madonna Bianca). During the festival, the entire fishing village is lit up with over 2000 roman torches, including Byron’s Grotto and the rocky spur of Punta San Pietro. A traditional procession carrying the icon of the Virgin Mary takes […]

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