The first stop on the Italian Riviera, here pastel-clad buildings overlook the turquoise ocean and elegant seafood restaurants line the lungomare in the region’s many marinas.
Let us transport you to Liguria
Sometimes dismissed as the stomping ground of the elite, this beautiful region is so much more than a playground for aristocrats. With cobbled piazzas and picturesque fishing villages, Liguria boasts centuries of culinary tradition in the homes of the region’s locals, who have not forgotten their roots. Saltwater and honeysuckle perfume the air as bustling fishermen return with the day’s catch.
Pesto alla Genovese
Pesto ''alla Genovese'' is made with Ligurian basil, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, Parmesan & Pecorino cheeses and pine nuts.
Trofie are Liguria's classic pasta shape, traditionally served with basil pesto, and handmade by nonne across the regino.
Liguria's taggiasche olives, with their colour resembling purple grapes, are a speciality.
Focaccia, a freshly-baked bread doused in oil and typically served with sea salt flakes and rosemary, is quintessentially Ligurian.
Genovese basil PDO, or Ligurian basil, is protected by law and an integral ingredient in the region's pesto.
Salsa di noci
Salsa di noci is a specialty of Liguria, a walnut pesto made with bread, milk & marjoram. And, of course, walnuts.
The "Cinque Terre" is a coastal area in Liguria, comprising several beautiful seaside villages.
The town of Portofino is renowned for its affluence, but is, nevertheless, an authentic and beautiful piece of Liguria's tapestry.
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
Consecrated in 1118 but not completed until the 1600s, this cathedral has a striking striped facade.
The winding streets and Renaissance buildings of Genova's historic centre now have UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
The Ligurian Riviera combines beauty with a whisper of melancholy, unique in Italy.
Boccadasse is an old mariners' neighbourhood of Genova, on the eastern side of the city's iconic Corso Italia (Italy Road).
Vernazza is a little Ligurian town and one of our founder, Alessandro's, favourite places for a weekend jaunt as a teenager.
Sanremo in Fiore
Meaning 'Sanremo in Bloom', this annual flower festival has taken place since 1904.
The Ligurian Sea is a natural habitat for many species of dolphins and whales and it has become a haven for marine-researchers.
Simonetta Vespucci, model for Botticelli's ''The Birth of Venus", was a native of Liguria.
Our founder, Alessandro, grew up in Liguria. You'll be able to find out more in our blog section below.
Port of Genova
The port of Genova is Italy's biggest, handling the lion's share of goods bound for the Italian Republic.
Christopher Columbus, known as "Cristoforo Colombo" in Italian, was born in Genova.
Festival di Sanremo
A music festival in Sanremo which launched the career of Andrea Bocelli. The winning song is then the Italian entry for Eurovision.
Treat yourself to our dishes inspired by Ligurian cuisine
Treat yourself to an authentic taste of Liguria with our limited edition dishes inspired by the region’s cuisine. Alternatively, take a look at our weekly menu to see what delicious recipes you can have delivered to your doorstep this week.
Read about Liguria
Like what you’ve seen of Liguria? Satisfy your wanderlust with our recipe for authentic Pesto alla Genovese, a regional staple, or try your hand at making Sgroppino, a delicious cocktail that combines prosecco with lemon sorbet and will whisk you instantly away to the Italian Riviera.
Take your Italian education one step further by learning to make your own pasta at home. Our pasta making kits come complete with specialist tools and flours, and if you’re a complete newbie, don’t worry – we have a range of gift sets that cater for all abilities. Once you’ve perfected the basics, you’ll become a pasta pro in no time!