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Even in sunny Liguria, the winter does bring the odd day of rain. Why not spend a rainy day in a museum you most likely have not heard of before? We suggest a day trip to “House Grock” which only opened its doors this year. The Swiss Charles Adrien Wettach became world famous as Clown “Grock” during the first half of the last century. Over several generations he made people laugh with characteristic phrases such as “Waruuuummm?” followed by a long “Nit Möööööglich!” delivered in a wide variety...[more]

Autumn on the Riviera di Ponente is not only renown for the multi coloured foliage and a unique light, November is also the time for the olive harvest to begin. The best place to learn about how olive oil is made and what else this plant is used for, is the Museo dell’Olivio in Imperia. The museum opened in 1992 when the Carli family, owners of the oil manufacturer “Fratelli Carli”, put a collection of items gathered over many decades on public display. The museum is situated in the stunning...[more]

If the sciences take your fancy, we recommend you’ll visit Genova where on the 3rd November, the festival of sciences will be held. The idea, like every year, is to make the sciences more accessible to the general public. Well known international scientists and Nobel prize winners (this year’s guests will include the chemist Ada Yonath and the physicist Konstantin Novoselov) will do their best to present their topics in a clear and vivid manner. There will be fascinating experiments,...[more]

And finally an idea for the festive season: If you decide to spend Christmas in Liguria, we recommend you visit at least one, if not more church services in one of the many medieval churches and abbeys. The festive atmosphere, the many traditions and events will make a Christmas holiday spent in this region, truly unforgettable.[more]

This year’s 51st Battaglia di Fiori will take place on June 15th and 16th in Ventimiglia. The “battle of the flowers” has been staged in this town between Imperia and the French border since the 18th century. Surrounded by dancers and entertainers, large floats carrying giant sculptures meander through the town. The sculptures are made up of up to 120,000 flowers each, designed in mosaic style and measuring up to 8 x 4 meters. The festivities culminate in the battle of flowers between those...[more]

Vintage car enthusiasts can look forward to a unique event, taking place in May. On the weekend May 4th-5th the “Sa”n”remo 500” will take off for the second time. Organized by the traditional FIAT 500 Club Italy, this event is created for FIAT 500’s only. Visitors to this event have the opportunity to meet the rather short in statue racing drivers at a pre-race show and learn about the history and significance of this quintessentially Italian car.  Starting from the yachting harbor...[more]

Every year on May 14th, the seaside resort of Bordighera organizes a stunning firework display in the honour of the town’s patron Sant’Ampelio. Inside the 1000-year old San’Ampelio church, situated on top of the cliffs to the east of the town entrance, the remains of the holy Ampelio are shown on this particular day only. The festivities start at dusk with a drink as well as dance performances and plenty of entertainment on the Piazza De Amicis. Food stalls serve local specialities and wine and...[more]

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