Musica Monte – music in the park of Portofino

Sponsored by Ente Parco di Portofino, realized thanks to the municipalities of Portofino and S. Margherita Ligure and organized by Akreiba, cultural and musical association, the third edition of “Musica Monte – music along the paths of the Park of Portofino” will take place on September 2 and 16.

The second appointment is in Portofino on Sunday 16 September (in case of bad weather recovery on 23 September), from the Piazzetta to the Lighthouse.

Parco in festa 2018

The Park of Portofino and Portofino 4 Nature are pleased to announce the third edition of the Parco in Festa, three days of events to get to know the Park and its realities.
A rich program of activities, from snorkeling to hiking, from canoeing to yoga, from donkey excursions to mountain biking, as well as wine and food discoveries, children’s workshops, photo workshops, shows and much more, ideal for all ages to explore this corner of Liguria at 360 °!

The programme of events is carried out in collaboration with Portofino 4 Nature, a tourist, gastronomic and cultural brand linked to the Portofino promontory (Marine Protected Area and Regional Natural Park).

The event has the patronage and financial support of the Municipality of S. Margherita Ligure and the patronage of the Municipalities of Camogli and Portofino.

Mojotic Festival 18: Fink

During summer 2018 Sestri Levante will host the 10th edition of Mojotic Festival, dedicated to indie rock and folk with many important international artists and bands.

30 July 2018
Fink – Teatro Arena Conchiglia – h. 9.30 pm

Festival of Words 2018 – Chiavari

The third edition of Festival della Parola (Festival of Words) will take place in Chiavari, from May 31st to June 3rd, 2018.

The Festival will enliven the city centre with exhibitions, debates, readings, theatre, meetings with the authors and activities for children: scholars, experts and famous artists will bring the audience on a fascinating journey to discover written and spoken word.

An appointment not to be missed, which represents also an opportunity to discover the charm of the Italian Riviera at its best.

For more information about the program of the Festival: www.festivaldellaparola.eu/it

Patron Feast of Madonna di Montallegro – Rapallo

The patron Feast of Our Lady of Montallegro takes place every year in Rapallo from July 1st to 3rd.
This recurring event is very dear to the heart of residents but it also represents a fantastic occasion for the guests to know the traditions of this beautiful resort, in particular the “Pyrotechnics Palio”, with the magnificent fireworks shows, by day or by night.

Our Lady of Montallegro is the Patroness of the city of Rapallo, who appeared on July 2nd, 1557 to the peasant Giovanni Chichizola on the Mount Allegro, near the village. In this place the inhabitants built a Sanctuary that until nowadays is visited by many pilgrims and that, since more than 450 years, is the key point of the celebrations of the Feast.

Alongside the modernity of some events, the ancient traditions arise again, like the art of the “massari”, able to ignite the “mortaletti” (firecrackers), exactly as it was in 1619. Or the long lasting work of the “Sestieri” (the six neighborhoods of Rapallo) that every year challenge themselves to prepare the best fireworks to honor the Virgin.

For more information about the program: www.festediluglio.it/?p=1861

Santa Margherita Ligure – Tagheuer Sailing Festival 2018

A great event dedicated to sea and sailing: it’s the 6th edition of “TagHeuer Sailing Festival” that will land in Santa Margherita Ligure from May 3 to 6.

Three days of events with historic and new sailing boats, meeting with sailors and sea writers, shows and sailing school for adults and children. The peak of the Festival will be on Saturday, May 5th, with the “Vela Cup”, boat-race open to all categories, that will paint with tens of sails the Tigullio Gulf.

Summer Saints – Portofino

Sunday 29 October: 2nd edition “Portofino di Vino”. From 11.00 am to 5.00 pm tasting course with the participation of wine and gourmet producers.

Wednesday, November 1: Season closing party with different store promotions.

Stella Maris – Camogli

Stella Maris is the traditional celebration that Camogli inhabitants dedicate to the Holy Virgin, worshipped with the title of “Star of the Sea”, and that takes place every first Sunday of August.
In the morning a procession of decorated boats from Camogli harbour reaches Punta Chiappa, where the Mass is celebrated by the altar dedicated to the Virgin “Stella Maris”.
Everyone can participate to this unique procession: it’s enough to have a floating means of transport, otherwise the public motorboats are available for free.

But the real peak of the festival takes place during the night when thousands of tiny lit candles are left bobbing on the water from the boats or from the beach, creating a truly unforgettable sight.

Barcarolata, Boat Float Parade

The Barcarolata is a traditional boat float parade that every last Sunday of July colors the Portobello Bay, in Sestri Levante.

Organized by Lega Navale Italiana and Sestri Levante Municipality, the Barcarolata represents the occasion for tourists and residents to compete in festooning boats with papier-mâché, multicolor lights and wear mardi-gras costumes.
Thousands of people crowd the beach of Silent Bay and enjoy this unique event.

A striking fireworks show on the water closes the evening.

Bagnun Festival in Riva Trigoso – Sestri Levante

Bagnun is a traditional fish soup made with anchovies, bread and tomato, that was the typical meal of fishermen.
Bagnun is one of the traditional flavors of Riva Trigoso, hamlet of Sestri Levante, where every year the Sagra del Bagnun celebrates this dish with three days of music, shows, fireworks and discovery of the local secrets and sea traditions.

Appointment by the beach of Riva Trigoso on next July 21 to 23.

Mojotic Festival 17: Billy Bragg

From July to September Sestri Levante hosts the 9th edition of Mojotic Festival, dedicated to indie rock and folk with many important international artists and bands.

7 August 2017
Billy Bragg – Teatro Arena Conchiglia – h. 9.30 pm
Billy Bragg, in full Steven William Bragg (born December 20, 1957, Barking, Essex, England), British singer, songwriter, and guitarist who became a critic’s darling and a champion of populist activism in the mid-1980s as he fused the personal and the political in songs of love and conscience. Born into a working-class family in eastern Greater London, Bragg played briefly in a punk band (Riff Raff), then bought his way out of the British army before becoming a modern-day troubadour.

International Dance Contest Portofino Mon Amour

On Saturday 8 September, Portofino will host the second edition of the International Dance Contest Portofino Mon Amour “Le Vele della Danza”.

Organized thanks to the patronage of the Municipality of Portofino the contest will take place on a panoramic stage by the sea at the end of Molo Umberto I, with fantastic view of the village.

Patron feast of Madonna di Montallegro

The patron Feast of Our Lady of Montallegro takes place every year in Rapallo from July 1st to 3rd.
This recurring event is very dear to the heart of residents but it also represents a fantastic occasion for the guests to know the traditions of this beautiful resort, in particular the “Pyrotechnics Palio”, with the magnificent fireworks shows, by day or by night.

Our Lady of Montallegro is the Patroness of the city of Rapallo, who appeared on July 2nd, 1557 to the peasant Giovanni Chichizola on the Mount Allegro, near the village. In this place the inhabitants built a Sanctuary that until nowadays is visited by many pilgrims and that, since more than 450 years, is the key point of the celebrations of the Feast.