Luckily, we live both in the States, as well as Portovenere, Italy. My husband Mario, who is from Parma and we purchased our amazing villa just outside Portovenere in 2001, thus, we manage to explore Liguria, along with our family and friends, over the summer and at Christmas time.
Food is central to the Italian mind and to any tourist coming to Italy. The food here is divine. It is said that “you can’t get a bad meal in Italy,” and Liguria is no exception for sure. The pictures will certainly tell my story better than words, so please look, enjoy, and how about a visit! But first let’s have dinner.
Pasta and Pesto…………..
then a lovely plate of calamari………..
and finally some Branzino with vegetables……..
Joan Massel Soncini is a mom, grandmother, psychotherapist, and photographer who has exhibited her photos throughout Italy. Author of the book “Virgin Gorda : An Intimate Portrait” Joan and her husband Mario are always on the move.