New bridge in Genoa is now open

Construction Site Bridge Genoa by Mike Dotta

In reminiscence of the fatal day when the Morandi Bridge in Genoa collapsed, the new bridge connecting the Autostrada across the capital city was inaugurated this week, on Monday 3 August. Renamed ‘Genova-San Giorgio’, after the patron saint of the port city, the long bridge was completed in record time, less than two years after the disaster. A ceremony with heads of state, the architect and family of the victims was held not only to inaugurate the bridge but also to commemorate the 43 lives lost in the collapse.Read more

Blue Flag Beaches - Liguria again best in class

Blue Flag BeachesThe prestigious environmental flags awarded annually by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) will fly In 183 Italian coastal towns, 72 leisure ports and 17 bathing lagoons in 2019. In Liguria there are 30 - three more than in 2018 - for Imperia, Riva Ligure and Sanremo.Read more

Train strikes in Italy

With the February holidays upon us, many are set to depart this weekend for destinations both near and far. For those planning an 'easy' trip to Italy, there may be a need to reorganise your departure. A national train strike is scheduled for 8 - 9 February. Here we look at the details because the strike does not concern all trains. Either way, it's confusing. Read more

The motorway through Italy is open after the Morandi bridge collapse

The devastating collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa last week was not only a great tragedy for those who lost their lives (the death toll has now surpassed 40), but it had initially caused a serious disruption for travel between France and Italy.Read more

Estrosi and Lisnard offer full support after Genoa bridge collapse

In light of the recent collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Cannes and Nice Mayors David Lisnard and Christian Estrosi have issued statements offering the Italian government and the Liguria region all their emotional and material support.Read more

La Rutabaga: from jungle to organic oasis

The Italian farmers’ organisation Coldiretti calls it an ‘epochal change’ in society that has not taken place since the 19th century. In the year 2016/17, almost 30,000 people submitted an application to become farmers in Italy. Two among them, Katrin Mamberto and Paolo Frea, share their story with Riviera Insider.Read more

Like the bread of olden days

When making her bread, Simona Taddeo follows her own personal recipes that are full of passion and energy. She is part of a new generation in Liguria; one that wants to stand on its own two feet despite the many hurdles. At Il Pane Di Simona, every bite is exquisiteRead more

Bandiera Blu

With a total of 64 environmental Blue Flags, the FEE has crowned Liguria the King of Clean Beaches in Italy. Since 1987, the famous flags have been hoisted on beaches where certain environmental and eco-friendly as well as waste management and public safety conditions have been met. The campaign covers beaches, marinas and lakes.  Following Liguria in 2018 is the Tuscan region and – surprise, surprise – Campania in southwestern Italy. Read more

Italy's Bandiere Blu

With a total of 64 environmental Blue Flags, the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) has crowned Liguria the King of Clean Beaches in Italy. Since 1987, the famous beach have been hoisted on beaches where certain environmental and eco-friendly as well as waste management and public safety conditions have been met. The campaign covers beaches, marinas and lakes.Read more

Corsica from the Côte

Early risers on the coast this morning might have caught a glimpse of a rare sight on the horizon: the silhouette of Cap Corse in Corsica, around 100 nautical miles away.Read more

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