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Artisans in Portovenere: workshops in and around town

Almost 4.400 enterprises in Liguria are small, family-owned artisan businesses (data by Confartigianato). In most cases, young artisans inherit the traditional craft from their parents. Their work, whether passed down from generation to generation or picked up by new entrepreneurs interested in ancient crafts, plays a fundamental role in safeguarding old heritage and traditions. There […]

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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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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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