Here some articles from some respected newspapers around the world:
Originally published in The Timaru Herald on FRIDAY , 12 NOVEMBER 2004, published online by stuff.co.nz
Liguria at a glance
By WENDY MILL
Mention the Riviera and most people will think of the French Riviera and film stars swanning around in designer clothes and swanky sunglasses. True, this is the home of film festivals and famous people, but its towns are also havens where Parisians escape the cold of winter. However, there is another Riviera, perhaps slightly less well known and that is the Italian Riviera along the north-west coast of Italy and skirting along the Ligurian Sea. This stretch of coastline is....
Posted on Sun, Nov. 21, 2004
The power of pesto
BY MARLENA SPIELER
The first time I went to Europe, a number of years ago, I decided to go to Italy. I'd like to say that it was because, being a cultured soul, I was lured by the magnificent paintings, statues and frescoes of Firenze, Venezia and Roma. The truth is, that when I was studying at the California College of Arts and Crafts, I spent as much time in Oakland's Genova delicatessen, on Telegraph Avenue, as I did at my place of study. It was only natural that I decided to postpone Firenze, Venezia and Roma -- I mean, the art has been there a long, long time and I could expect it to last a bit longer -- for the glories of Genova. I mean, I had a really good reason...
She came, she saw...
When Annie Hawes stumbled upon a wrecked cottage in the Italian hills, she upped sticks from her Shepherd's Bush flat to pursue a rustic fantasy of sundrenched views, wild asparagus and grow-your-own olives. Fifteen years later, she's written a book about life, love, the locals - and of course lunch - in Liguria
Saturday April 21, 2001
It was the English obsession with going for a walk that landed Annie Hawes in trouble. She and her sister Lucy were scrambling up a Ligurian hillside...
April 4, 2004
Deceptive Beauty on the Italian Riviera
By CAROLINE SEEBOHM
AT a pretty seaside town called Nervi on the outskirts of Genoa, a pedestrian walkway follows the coast for about one and a quarter miles southeast to the village of Sant'Ilario. Called the Passeggiata (Promenade) Anita Garibaldi, its stunning views of the rocky Mediterranean coastline on one side, and the parks, gardens and monuments on the other, make it a popular place for local residents and tourists alike. At the end of the passeggiata, where the path turns inland, you come upon...