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How to experience hiking in Portofino, Cinque Terre and Portovenere?

The Italian Riviera has many relaxing opportunities for travellers: wonderful beaches, delicious Ligurian dishes and off-the-beat tracks overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. What if you could experience all of them for a day? Let us show you the way…   Portofino The Natural Park of Portofino offers one of the best views of the local wildlife […]

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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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Why is Portovenere a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Why is Portovenere a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

In 1997, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) inscribed the Gulf of Poets in its list of World Heritage Sites. Specifically, the places that were included in the prestigious list are Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. The World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 UNESCO member states, decided […]

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