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Food

Liguria consists of a luxuriantly fertile strip of land producing citrus fruit, wines, chestnuts, olives and olive oil in abundance and, in the Liguria hills, mushrooms grow profusely. A variety of dishes are based on mushrooms. Achovies are used in sauces, salads and stuffings and sometimes in unexpected ways. There is crostini di provatura; croutons of bread and melted cheese with sauce of anchovies cooked in butter. Liguria pizza or sardenara differs from the more commonly found pizza in that the top dressing of cheese is omitted and the filling consisting of tomatoes, onions, olive oil, basil, seasonings, black olive and anchovies. Ligurian pesto, a paste of basil, garlic, oil, pine nuts and sharp cheese is often mixed into a vegetable soup. Pesto is also excellent with lasagna and other types of pasta.
RESTAURANTS
Locanda Lorena Isola Palmaria, Portovenere +39(0)187792370
La Medusa. Via Cappellini, 74. Portovenere +39(0)0187790603
Taverna del Corsaro Calata Doria. Portovenere +39(0)187790622
Calata via Mazzini 4, Lerici +39(0)187964173
Ciccio via Fabbricati, Bocca di Magra +39(0)18765568
Da Claudio via Marconi, Bonassola +39(0)187813797
La Barcaccia p.zza Garibaldi, Lerici +39(0)187967721
La Loggia p.zza del Popolo, Levanto +39(0)187808107
Cantina Zio Bramante via Birolli, Manarola +39(0)187920442
La Ruota via per lemeglio, Moneglia +39(0)18549565
Trattoria dai Pironcelli via delle Mura, Montemarcello +39(0)187601252
L’Alta Marea via Roma, Monterosso +39(0)187817331
La Lampara via Malborghetto, Riomaggiore +39(0)187920120
Gambero Rosso p.zza Moreor, Vernazza +39(0)187812265
Il Delfino Tellaro +39(0)187964713

Wine

Liguria has got very good wine; Levanto for instance is famous for it’s Sangiovese, but the most famous CAO of Liguria is Cinque Terre white wine: dry heavy wine and sweet parched Sciacchetrà

We suggest you the wine tour, passing to these Wine Shops: Walter de Battè (via Pecunia, Riomaggiore), Enoteca Internazionale (via Roma, Monterosso), Forlini e Cappellini (p.zza Duomo, Riomaggiore), Azienda Agricola La Pollenza (via Fieschi, Corniglia)