In honor of Columbus Day, we go to Genoa and the rest of the LIGURIA region of Italy, the “Italian Riviera,” the capital port city of Genoa, Europe’s largest Medieval city, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus whose discovery of the Americas in 1492 we celebrate this weekend, of San Remo, the music capital of Italy and its famous casino, of grand resorts in Cinque Terre, Portofino and Portovenere, and the ancient Roman cities of Imperia, Savona and Speza, with Art that precedes the Renaissance and its exclusive cuisine.
Savor Pesto, Focaccia, and Farinata, three Ligurian dishes from the region and drink its wine, Cinque Terre, Rossese, and Ormeasco.
Check out Current Show for a Ligurian recipe.
You’ll hear more of this from those who know it best this Thursday, 12-1pm/ EST and Sat., 6-7pm/ EST on
Let’s Travel! Radio.Guests include Carlo Romairone, Founder and US Director of the Associazione Liguri nel Mondo, Renato Miracco, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in New York,
Paolo Secondo, proprietor of a number of restaurants in New York and Genoa where typical Ligurian dishes are served, and from the director of the IBLA Foundation, the international classic music “Academy.”