Pictorial rediscovering of the Val di Vara area

Paganini Music Festival’s friends support the pictorial research in the Val di Vara area, realised by the association “Contea di Levante“, which since 2003 organizes annual workshop focused on the representation of the landscape, with the participation of Italian and foreign artists .

VAL DI VARA

The Val di Vara is located in the Ligurian hinterland and is the largest and one of the most intact valleys … 

CINQUE TERRE

Five miles of rocky coast in east Liguria, two promontaries at each extreme, thousands of kilometers …

LA SPEZIA AND PORTOVENERE

La Spezia is located in most eastern part of the region of Liguria, a few kilometers from the border …

SEA AND HILLS


The sea is not far from the Val di Vara as the crow flies and to reach the coast simply take the signposted roads …

PLACES OF ART


There are many castles in the in  the Val di Vara  built by the Fieschi, Malaspina and Doria, to cite just three …

SPORT


Walks on foot or on horseback, bike and motorbike excursions are not the only sports you can undertake …

FLAVORS OF THE VALLEY

Of all the herbs used, basil is king with its intense green color and different flavor in Liguria than anywhere else … 

EVENTS

The Province of La Spezia is putting on ever more cultural events which are proving popular with residents and tourists …

MARKETS AND FAIRS

Who does not enjoy going to markets and flea markets to search among the stalls a must have coat  …