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The Beauties of Liguria
"Located in the North-West of Italy, along the Mediterranean Sea, Liguria is known as the region Cristoforo Colombo hailed from. But there is more to it: come and discover!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
We'll start our trip from the Western side, the "Riviera di Ponente". Just next to the border with France, we find a unique complex of caves, inhabited since the Paleolithic. What is their name?
Grotte di Frasassi
Grotte di Castellana
Grotta del Genovese
After visiting the caves and their museum, we come to some wonderful gardens, where Mediterranean flora stands side by side with exotic plants. Where are we?
Giardini di Boboli
Parco di Nervi
We now go eastward, towards Sanremo, famous for its flowers and song festival. But instead of stopping there, we move away from the sea, heading to a place that is known as the "witch village". Where are we?
Having survived the witches, we go back to the sea and move eastward. We pass Imperia and Savona, two of Liguria's main towns, and come to a small town that produces famous ceramics. Where are we?
"A city of marble, with gardens full of roses. A beauty that tears the soul". Thus wrote Gustave Flaubert in 1845. To which city did he refer these words?
We keep on going eastward, thus exploring the "Riviera di Levante". And we come to a tiny village, nested in a wonderful natural harbour where the sea has a special blue-green colour. The Romans called it Portus Delphini: what is the current name?
Being tired of seeing the sea, we decide it's time to ski. But can we really do it in Liguria?
We continue our eastward journey, till we arrive in Monterosso. This is the largest of five lovely villages, well-known for their wonderful landscape and tasty wine. What site am I talking about?
After relaxing in Monterosso, we continue our journey. Going further eastward, we come to the Southern end of Liguria, close to the border with Tuscany. The most important Roman site in Liguria awaits for us there, and its name is...
After this immersion in nature and culture, we probably feel slightly hungry. Among the following edibles, which one is not a product of Liguria?
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Compiled Jun 28 12