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TRAVEL: Italy

The Ligurian coast of Italy is surprisingly unspoilt despite the Italian word 'Rapallizasione' having entered the language because of massive overbuild in Rapallo.  Saint Margherita Ligure has kept its old-fashioned bourgeois charm - it has the best gourmet speciality grocery and wine store imaginable!  Seghezzo in Via Cavour - it has a small bar and smiling staff.
Portofino, the most civilised and prettiest of ports



Going south, are the dramatic and beautiful Cinque Terre [five ports].  Before them is Chiaviri [see below]. 

An 'osteria con cucina' since 1907, Luchin 
delicious, authentic local food www.luchin.net.


Between Chiavari and Rapallo is Seteria di Zoagli http://www.tessiturecordani.it/ - fabrics handwoven on original looms, wonderful silks and brocades.  Their speciality is 'veluto liscio' - the very best plain silk velvet, very dense and of extraordinary quality, and only they weave 'veluto giardino' [garden velvet-polychrome], an 18th century design in seven colours. 

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