July is a special month for me. It’s my birthday month, summer, and one that always reminds me of the years that I lived in Italy and went on holiday in Liguria. I rented a house for a few years with friends in a small town called FinalBorgo.
It was a very near the larger town of Finale Ligure where we went to the beach. Our little town though only had a couple of cafes, a pizzeria and the main piazza where we ate gelato. We always took long walks up and town the coast as well and bought summer dresses from ladies who came to the beach with multicolored products. The whole experience was slow and relaxing, except for my friend Loredana’s crazy driving on the road down from Milan, smoking a cigarette, singing and texting wildly. Other than that, every weekend was a joy and a discovery of some new restaurant or location in the hills or a quiet pizza in our town. During those years, we drank a lot of Vermentino. Often it was this one from Colli di Luni, Cantina Lunae Bosoni. I feel lucky to have had those experiences and look forward to discovering the swings in the park too in my latest iteration.
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Part of my upcoming trip will also be to Liguria. I can’t wait to hang out on the beach, eat delicious trofie al pesto, foccaccia and the like and of course drink the great wines they have in that region. Check out the Italian Wine and Food group’s posts on Liguria from last month. You can find them on my site under an article I wrote about the unsung wines from this region. Cheers!