Liguria

by Rosie Whitehouse

Liguria

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Bradt's Liguria is the only in-depth guide to this much-loved mountainous and coastal region of northwest Italy. Visitors have long flocked to the azure waters east of Genoa, to glitzy Portofino, but the Bradt guide also takes you to the area west of Genoa and to the hinterland. Unlike other guides which feature the region as part of broader coverage, Bradt's Liguria includes a detailed description of the mountains and their hilltop villages and is designed to be of use whether you're visiting the popular resorts or heading off the beaten track for a taste of the real Italy. Walking and cycling routes for all abilities are suggested, as is the growth of the Slow Food movement in the region, and this new edition includes more details of the developing fashionable side of Genoa as well as dozens of new hotel and restaurant listings. There is also expanded coverage of Levanto, crafted to show you how to enjoy the best of the Cinque Terre without the crowds.

About the author

Rosie Whitehouse developed a love of travel when her parents bundled the family in the car and drove to Liguria in the summer of 1966. Rosie studied International History and then Russian Government and Politics at the LSE. She had a successful career at the BBC World Service until she became a mum. She then spent five years as a housewife in the war-torn Balkans with her journalist husband.
When her eldest son was just a month old she made her second trip to Liguria and fell in love with it. Twenty six years later, Rosie now knows the place like the back of her hand. There is a long family connection with the region and Rosie spends part of the year in the house that her husband's family have owned for over 45 years. Rosie speaks Italian but is frequently corrected by her daughters who actually speak Italian with a Ligurian accent.
Rosie is one of the UK's leading experts on family travel and over the last twenty six years she has explored every corner of Liguria with her family and can offer a real insider's view on what to do, where to eat and where to stay.
Rosie has written for The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Sunday Express, Family Circle, The Economist, Kids Out, Parentwise, Living France, Image and the websites B4Baby.com and Raisingkids.co.uk. She is the author of a number of travel guides and her own autobiography, Are We There Yet? Travels with my Frontline Family.

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Contents

IContents
Introduction

PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Background Information
Geography, Climate, Natural history and conservation, History, Government and politics, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Education, Culture
Chapter 2 Practical Information
When to visit, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Embassies, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and festivals, Shopping, Opening times, Entertainment, Sport, Photography, Media and communications, Buying a property, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively

PART TWO GENOA
Chapter 3 Genoa
History, Getting there and away, Orientation, Getting around 52, Tourist information and maps 53,
Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment and nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Further afield

PART THREE THE RIVIERA DI LEVANTE
Chapter 4 Recco to Sestri Levante
Recco, Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Rapallo, Uscio, Chiavari, Sestri Levante
Chapter 5 The Cinque Terre and the Val di Vara
The Cinque Terre, Along the coast, Up in the mountains, The Val di Vara
Chapter 6 La Spezia and the Gulf of Poets
La Spezia, West along the Golfo dei Poeti, East along the Golfo dei Poeti Sarzana

PART FOUR THE RIVIERA DI PONENTE
Chapter 7 Arenzano to Savona
Arenzano, Varazze, Savona
Chapter 8 Bergeggi to Alassio
Bergeggi and Spotorno, Noli, Capo di Noli and Varigotti, Finale Ligure, Along the coast from Borgio Verezzi to Albenga, Albenga, Zuccarello and Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena, Alassio
Chapter 9 Cervo to Taggia and the Valle Argentina
Cervo, Diano Marina, Imperia, The mountains behind Imperia, Along the coast from Imperia to Bussana Vecchia, Triora
Chapter 10 Sanremo, Bordighera and the Val Nervia
Sanremo, Bordighera, Ventimiglia, Up in the mountains

Appendix 1 Language
Appendix 2 Further Information
Index