By Amy Finley
Pinned among the mountains and the ocean, on a steeply-sloped crescent of land stretching from the French border to Tuscany, greater than half Liguria (better often called the Italian Riviera), is secure park land. The inland cities are essentially the most attention-grabbing in Liguria, either for his or her heritage and their beautiful settings amid the forests, valleys, and peaks of the Apennine Mountains. The climbing this is outstanding. as well as the most important urban of Genoa, you ll locate the beautiful coastal towns of Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure, Sestri Levante, and Portovenere, plus enthralling Portofino, a mecca for the attractive humans. San Remo besides, domestic of the recognized song competition. the writer, who has lengthy spent numerous months the following every year, takes you thru each city and area as you discover the Roman ruins, the artists workshops, feudal castles, and the traditional paths that also attach the villages.
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Kwando areeva eel trayno) How much is that? . . . . . . . . . Quanto costa? (kwanto kosta) Check, please! (in a restaurant) . Il conto, per favore! (eel konto pehr favoray) n Cuisine of the Italian Riviera Ligurian Specialties If you’ve fantasized about eating your way across Italy, you might consider attempting the same feat in Liguria. Its manageable size and diverse cuisine – not to mention the healthiness of the diet – makes the Riviera a gourmet’s paradise. Practicalities Though you’ll get by decently with English, you’ll have an easier time managing the Italian Riviera with a little Italian.
In addition to Genoa – which some will love and some will hate but which is poised to be the Prague of Italian tourism – you’ll find the gorgeous coastal cities of Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure, Sestri Levante, and Portovenere, plus the enchanting Cinque Terre and the Eden that is Portofino. There are some interesting inland towns as well, but the coast is so magnificent you’ll have a difficult time tearing yourself away. It’s not really the beaches that make the coastal villages of the Riviera di Levante so spectacular – they’re generally pebbly or (as in the case of the Cinque Terre) nonexistent.
Grazie (graatseeay) Thank you very much . . . . . . . Mille grazie (meelay graatseeay) Hello/Hi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Salve/Ciao (saalvay/chaao) Good morning . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buongiorno (bwon jorno) Good afternoon . . . . . . . . . . . . Buonasera (bwona sayra) Good evening. . . . . . . . . . . . . Buonasera (bwona sayra) Good night . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buonanotte (bwona nottay) Goodbye . . . . . .