Thursday on newsstands with Il SecoloXIX the first book dedicated to “secret villages”
Genoa – A journey in four stages between places, stories and characters to be discovered beyond the most famous and tourist destinations. This is the proposal of the new editorial series “L’altra Liguria”, four volumes that Il Secolo XIX will give as a tribute to its readers, with a weekly release starting from Thursday 23 June, in collaboration with the Genoese publisher De Ferrari .
It starts with “Secret Villages”, the first volume of the series, dedicated to destinations with particular charm, little-known places, perhaps difficult to find but capable of reserving great surprises and conquering with their ancient flavors and almost forgotten traditions.
A detail of the cover of the first volume for free
They are Minceto, Seborga, Sexi, Arnasco, Perinaldo and Colla Micheri: six small “pearls” of the Ligurian territory where life seems to be untouched by the passage of time. “A true immersion from the present into the past – as the writer Ester Armanino writes in the introduction to the volume, Here the future does not worry, on the contrary, it seems almost banned”.
Browsing through the ideal itinerary, here is Minceto, a small village in Vallescrivia that has 25 inhabitants and boasts the highest vineyard in Liguria, between 650 and 700 meters. And then the principality of Seborga, the village that is considered a State, nestled in the hills that dominate Bordighera and which, for the first time in its history since 20 August 2020 is led by a woman, Princess Nina I. And then again, on the heights of Zoagli, the ghost town of Sexi, among abandoned ruins, where each stone tells an ancient story of peasant life.
The second volume for free
Arnasco, Vendone and Onzo, in the Arroscia valley, tell us distant partisan stories: in these lands the first hymn of the Liberation was sung. In the Imperia area, Perinaldo, Orange Flag of the Touring club, is a town among the stars with its planetarium and the museum dedicated to the astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini, while Colla Micheri, on top of the hill that separates Laigueglia and Andora, has the charm of a magical place that made the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl fall in love, the man of the famous Kon-Tiki expedition, who moved there and died in 2002.
The third volume for free
The path of “L’Altra Liguria” will then continue on June 30 with the second volume entitled “Excursions and walks”, on July 7 it will be the turn of “Stories and characters” and on July 14 here is a real immersion in the green in beauty of the landscape with “Nature to discover”, the latest issue in the series.
The fourth volume for free
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