Book Description

Bradt's Liguria is the only in-depth guide to this much-loved mountainous and coastal region of northwest Italy. Visitors have long flocked to the azure waters east of Genoa, to glitzy Portofino, but the Bradt guide also takes you to the area west of Genoa and to the hinterland. Unlike other guides which feature the region as part of broader coverage, Bradt's Liguria includes a detailed description of the mountains and their hilltop villages and is designed to be of use whether you're visiting the popular resorts or heading off the beaten track for a taste of the real Italy. Walking and cycling routes for all abilities are suggested, as is the growth of the Slow Food movement in the region, and this new edition includes more details of the developing fashionable side of Genoa as well as dozens of new hotel and restaurant listings. There is also expanded coverage of Levanto, crafted to show you how to enjoy the best of the Cinque Terre without the crowds.

About Whitehouse, Rosie

RosieWhitehouse developed a love of travel when her parents bundled the family inthe car and drove to Liguria in the summer of 1966. Rosie studied InternationalHistory and then Russian Government and Politics at the LSE. She had asuccessful career at the BBC World Service until she became a mum. She thenspent five years as a housewife in the war-torn Balkans with her journalisthusband.

Whenher eldest son was just a month old she made her second trip to Liguria and fellin love with it. Twenty six years later, Rosie now knows the place like theback of her hand. There is a long family connection with the region and Rosiespends part of the year in the house that her husband's family have owned forover 45 years. Rosie speaks Italian but is frequently corrected by herdaughters who actually speak Italian with a Ligurian accent.

Rosieis one of the UK's leading experts on family travel and over the last twenty sixyears she has explored every corner of Liguria with her family and can offer areal insider's view on what to do, where to eat and where to stay.

Rosiehas written for The Sunday Telegraph,The Independent, The Guardian, The Daily Mail,Sunday Express, Family Circle, The Economist,Kids Out, Parentwise, Living France,Image and the websites She is the author of a number of travel guides and her ownautobiography, Are We There Yet? Travelswith my Frontline Family.