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Gardens in the Gulf of Poets, Liguria

Beautiful Gardens in the Gulf of Poets

Liguria is quite famous for some of its amazing Mediterranean gardens. Renowned names include Giardini Hanbury in Ventimiglia, dating back to 1867 thanks to the vision of English explorer Thomas Hanbury; Giardino Pallanca with more than 3.200 different types of exotic plants in Bordighera; and Villa Nobel, where Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel lived for 6 […]

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Portovenere Harbor, Liguria - by Derek Halkett Photography

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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Photography Workshop in Liguria by PixCubeit

Photography Workshop in Portovenere

Photography aficionados: hear ye, hear ye! An exciting opportunity is coming up in the mesmerizing Regional Nature Park of Portovenere, a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the neighboring Cinque Terre in Liguria. The digital imaging experts at have organized a photography workshop in an exclusive location and with unique itineraries. The initiative is […]

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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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