Portofino + the Italian Riviera

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See 100 Places to Eat Like a Local Farinata, Genoa, Italy Liguria’s beloved equivalent of the French socca is a thin, pizza-like pancake made from chickpea flour, served hot from the oven and typically adorned with hunks of gorgonzola or Stracch...
I eagerly read Peter Jon Lindberg’s article about his quest for the best oysters. My husband and I share his passion and have tasted these fruits of the sea around the world, including the exceptional Mali Stons in Croatia. It seems he has yet to ...
Mario Anfossi isn’t widely known as the Basil King of Italy—that’s just a sobriquet my friends and I came up with for him—but his farm, Azienda Agraria Anfossi, just inland from Albenga, is a veritable fiefdom of basil, whose aroma beckons from a ...
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Revealing a secretly prized place is a little bit like telling your dreams at a dinner party: it’s an act of inadvertent autobiography. This is especially true when the prized place happens to be—how best to put it?—on the “modest” side. “You like...
The fish were dentici, what we’d call sea bream. Silver-scaled and glossy, with limpid, full-moon eyes, they were fanned out on ice like a croupier’s cards and seemed to have been pulled from the water about, oh, three minutes before. I found them...
It's hard to dissociate pesto, focaccia, and ravioli from the dinnertime din of upstart New World trattorias. But sniff out their roots, and you will find yourself in Liguria, Italy's charmed crescent-shaped stretch of Mediterranean coastline, whi...
Portofino This small fishing port on the Italian Riviera draws the big names—and the big boats—of the beau monde. Getting Around The best beaches are accessible only by sea, but if you won’t be chartering your own yacht, take a half-hour ferry ...
This spring, the 170-passenger EasyCruiseOne (www.easycruise.com) will ferry hard-partying twenty- to fortysomethings between St.-Tropez and Portofino, making daily stops in Cannes, Monaco, and other storied Riviera ports. The latest from Stelios,...
PASSENGERS WERE OOHING AND AAHING OVER THE BATHROOM WITH A full-length tub and separate stall shower, and the walk-in closet measuring 27 square feet. One guest trained a proprietary gaze on the data port that would allow him to check his e-mail w...
There's a woman in tears in Jim Lafferty's office at the San Jose Jet Center, which caters to private Silicon Valley planes. A desk agent, she has cracked under the pressure. "I have eighty-five airplanes here," says Lafferty, a part owner of the ...
In a sly 19th-century marketing coup, the French all but co-opted the best-selling term Riviera, a single word neatly evoking a whole hedonistic way of life. But what of that other Riviera—the one over the border?As a recent, comprehensive hotel-f...
Another deep blue evening on the Côte d'Azur. The ocean is black, with phosphorescent streaks. The façades of Nice's long promenade are greenish-white, like skeletons a-dance in limelight. My shoes, though brown, are not made of leather and theref...
If you're an avid cruiser, you've probably heard rumblings about freighter travel. But information on this specialized form of cruising is not readily available-- you won't see ads in your Sunday paper, and your travel agent won't have a clue. So ...