This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's award-winning guide to Liguria is the essential companion to getting the most out of a visit to this beguiling Italian region. Author Rosie Whitehouse has spent thirty years exploring Liguria and in her comprehensive guide introduces you not just to the glitz of the Riviera but also to the delights of the wild unknown hinterlands and mountain valleys, including in-depth coverage of local gastronomic delights – a key part of any Ligurian visit.
This new edition includes new maps, a focus on of the growth of small, ‘Slow Food' businesses, restaurants and hotels, in-depth coverage of Genoa as a cultural and weekend-break destination, the latest developments in Savona and La Spezia, more walks and bike-riding advice plus new suggested routes, revised hotel and restaurant listings and all the latest transport information.
Liguria has close links with North America. Genoa was the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and thousands of journeys to Ellis Island started in its historic port. The founder of Bank of America was born in one of its remote mountain valleys and Hollywood stars have long been drawn to the Riviera, among them Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Clarke Gable and Rita Hayworth.
Whether you're a gourmet traveller in search of pesto, trofie and freshly baked focaccia, a history buff on the hunt for Roman remains, culture addict dazzled by Genoa's glittering palazzi and top-class museums, or a family heading for a well-earned break, Bradt's Liguria is the ideal guide for travellers of all ages and all budgets. It is also particularly suited to adventurous travellers looking for the Liguria that lies beyond the beaten track and who want a taste of the real Italy.