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The ancient village of Lemmen in Riomaggiore

7 March 2018

At 408 meters above sea level, on the hills overlooking the bay of Canneto, in the territory of the Municipality of Riomaggiore in the heart of the Cinque Terre National Park, stands the ancient farming village of Lemmen, which with its agricultural terraces supported by dry-stones-walls and small stone houses is a magnificent evidence of the outstanding man-work made in this impervious territory.

The settlement can be reached from the hill of Telegrafo, near the homonymous restaurant, along the SVA path that descends through a forest of oaks and heathers, before opening up on this patch of land anciently intensively cultivated mainly with vineyards, but also with maize, which is rather rare given the excessive verticality of the Cinque Terre territory. Sheep-farming was also practiced here, witnessed by a drinking trough, entirely made out of a large sandstone rock by the peasant artists of the time. The houses of the village have all been built with great skill and expertise using only stones and dirt as the church dedicated to San Bernardo. (more…)

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The Myrtle from Liguria

5 December 2017

Myrtle is an aromatic plant typical of the Mediterranean scrub, with evergreen bushy shrubs or shrubs; its growth can be very slow and may become multi-secular.
Its flowers are white or rosy, while the fruits are berries of black-blue, dark red or rarely white color. It ripens from November to January, remaining on the plant for a long time.
Its name comes from Latin and Greek from the common root Myron, which means fragrant essence.

Its leaves are used to flavor mainly meat dishes, while with the berries you get the famous liquor that has remarkable digestive virtues. (more…)

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The Cinque Terre Card

17 November 2016

The National Park of Cinque Terre has adopted, since 2001 the Cinque Terre Card.
The Card is used to access to the services provided by Cinque Terre National Park and it is a sort of self-financing. The proceeds of the Cinque Terre Cards is intended for maintenance and recovery of the territory and to finance mobility services within the Park territory.
The Cinque Terre Card Train allows you to make an unlimited number of trips in the second class of the Regional trains including Cinque Terre Express in the stretch Levanto / La Spezia (and viceversa) and to benefit for the various services provided by the Park and that is : (more…)

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B&B Day 2016: 4th/5th/6th of March

20 January 2016

Here is also this year the B&B Day at his Tenth Edition, the national day of the Bed & Breakfast, an initiative to which we make part since its creation. It consists of offering one night for free, with a stay of at least two nights. As usual it is the first weekend in March which this year will falls on 4th – 5th and 6th  March.
The B&B Day is a great idea of Giambattista Scivoletto, from Modica – Sicily, creator of www.bed-and-breakfast.it, the most important portal of the Italian B & B offer and other accommodations different from hotels. It aims at spreading the dimension of a more intimate and friendly hospitality, providing excellent relation in between value and price and offering the chance to get more in touch with the traditions and culture of the area one visits.
So, this year we expect to host many of you in our family house transformed into a B&B, to enjoy a warm spring in Cinque Terre !!!

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San Lorenzo’s feast in Manarola

14 June 2015

Every year on August 10th in Manarola there is the San Lorenzo's feast, the patron of the village, which coincides with the night of the falling stars.

Showcasing local produce and crafts, fireworks and liturgical celebrations.

From 8 to 24 there is a street market in Piazza Cappellini with an exhibition of the best local craftsmen and producers of the famous DOC wine of the Cinque Terre, including the legendary "Sciacchetrà" (sweet dessert wine), a bazaar under the stars. (more…)

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The Monterosso’s lemons’ festival

18 April 2015

The lemons’ festival takes place every year on the 3rd Saturday of the month of May, when yellow becomes the predominant colour in the village.
Thanks to this fruit and its festival, Monterosso is well known all over the world!
On that occasion along the narrow streets of the village there are all types of stalls where the typical fruit of this village reigns with its derivatives: limoncello, lemon cream, jam and lemon cake. (more…)

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Sciacchetrail 2015 – 28th and 29th of March in Monterosso

17 January 2015

Sciacchetrail is the first Cinque Terre's trail that unites all the villages of the Cinque Terre National Park starting from Monterosso on 28 and 29 March 2015.

The name of the event combines the two main passions of the territory: the famous sweet wine DOC Sciacchetrà and the trail running. The meeting of two challenges: one to create a wine of kings in the vertical gardens made of dry stone walls and one to conquer the mountain top overlooking the sea. (more…)

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The Nativity of Manarola

17 December 2014

Every year in Manarola illuminates the biggest Nativity in the World!

In the picturesque scenery of the Hill of Three Crosses, above Manarola, in the heart of the National Park of Cinque Terre, the evening of the 8th of December thousands of lights illuminate the Nativity in the vineyards until February 8, a tradition repeats for thirty years now. (more…)