One of the most iconic places of Liguria when not of all Italy is Portofino. The former fishing village is located within a dreamlike bay at the southern tip of the Tigullio Gulf bay. Surrounded by the azure blue sea and olive trees you will find pastel-colored houses, the little port and on top of a hill the Castello Brown. Over the years the idyllic place became an international jet set destination and is subject to the masterpiece “Love in Portofino” by Dalida
When searching for a place to study Italian at, I discovered the picturesque Ligurian town Sestri Levante. The town is overshadowed by known nearby sites such as the Cinque Terre or Portofino but is in no way inferior to them. Especially its colorful old town located on a peninsula, with the Bay of Silence on one side and the Fairy Tale Bay on the other side, make this place so particular.
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In the last episode of our Italian road trip we’re visiting all 5 villages of the Cinque Terre in just one day. Cinque Terre which means five lands, comprise the five small fisher villages Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. The villages are famous for their spectacular locations between or on the top of the cliffs and their colorful houses making it to the perfect scenery for ending our series.
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We travel on to one of the most famous coastal areas of Italy: The Cinque Terre, a twelve kilometers long coastal strip in the region of Liguria. Of the in total 5 villages we are visiting the picturesque former fisherman’s village “Riomaggiore” and during the sunset hours the village of “Portovenere” which isn’t part of the Cinque Terre but nevertheless absolutely must-see.
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In season 2 my brother and I take you on a road trip from Rome to the Cinque Terre. During 12 day we traveled around 700 km and have visited some of the most beautiful and also hidden places in Italy. Join us on our journey and experience all the adventures and impressions that were expecting us.
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The most beautiful moments in life are always passing by too fast, and so did my language stay in Sestri Levante. I had the pleasure to end this unforgettable experience with celebrating the birthday of one of my best friends. See in this episode what a beautiful birthday surprise we’ve organized and why my present melted away.
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It´s halftime on my language stay in Sestri Levante. After the first week, I´m enjoying the school free weekend at the Saint Patron´s festivity in Santa Margherita Ligure and in the disco Piscina dei Castelli in Sestri Levante.
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After my arrival, it was time to visit the abc language school. The first thing I had to do in the early morning was a written test for defining my language level. So far so good, if I wouldn´t have come back home so late the night before…
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In mid-July 2018 the moment has finally arrived when I attended my first ever language stay. See in the following episodes my adventures I could experience during my Italian language stay.