The flavors of Liguria at Expo Milano & in Portovenere

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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 shared solutions on the theme of food, stimulating creativity and promoting innovation for a sustainable future.

Visitors at Expo 2015 will have the opportunity to find out about and taste the world’s best dishes, while discovering the best of the agri-food and gastronomic traditions of each of the exhibitor countries.

Liguria at Expo Milano

All of Italy’s regions will get the chance to shine and showcase their gastronomic heritage and projects for sustainability. Liguria will be the main protagonist from the 11th to the 16th of September, when it will lead international events programmed in the auditorium of the ‘Padiglione Italia’ pavilion.

Iconic delicacies from Liguria. Photos from
Iconic delicacies from Liguria. Photos from

For 4 weeks – from 22nd May to 18th June – Liguria will rotate with other regions and use the exhibition space to present its identity through traditional activities such as agriculture, fishing, sailing, cooking, and through themes like innovation, territory and hospitality.

Throughout the duration of the event, there is a permanent representative office of Liguria at Expo Milano inside Palazzo Italia.

Post-Expo Relax in Portovenere

Will you be visiting Expo Milano 2015? Lombardy’s capital is not only the host of such a prestigious event, but also the city of fashion, a center of history, the heart of finance and business. After the intense days spent in the Italian metropolis, what’s better than a relaxing break on the sea, somewhere exclusive like the Ligurian Riviera?

Only 3 hours away by car from Milan is the sea village of Portovenere. Its laid-back atmosphere, colorful buildings, history and delicious food will provide a feast for your eyes, palate and mind. And thanks to the local harbor, you are a stone throw’s away from the world-famous Cinque Terre.

Grand Hotel Portovenere – a property that once hosted an ancient Franciscan convent and that has recently been renovated into a boutique hotel – offers a gastronomic package that it has conceived especially for the Expo. The offer gives maximum emphasis to the theme of the event, food, as it includes a special dinner menu with dishes from the local territory and the typical flavors of the earth and the sea.

The package is valid for a 2 night-stay in a double executive room with a balcony overlooking the enchanting harbor, and includes a romantic candlelight dinner served on the panoramic terrace, breakfast, garage parking and wi-fi – for a total of € 720 for 2 people. It is valid until 31 October 2015… Plan your romantic gourmet escape in Liguria by visiting

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