13 Jun HUFFINGTON POST GERMANY – “PICTURESQUE VILLAGES AND NATURAL BEAUTIES”
The Levante Ligurian Riviera attracts with picturesque places and numerous natural beauties – PORTOFINO (GENOA), JUNE 2018 – of Karl-Heinz Goedeckemeyer – Magazine online “Huffington Post Germany” – Original Article here
Excursion tip: Mulino (mill) del Gassetta and “La Portofinese” The mill of Gassetta is a historic mill that has been brought to life as a restaurant, resting spot , a small museum and a source of information, all within the preserved area of the Park of Portofino. Today, this charming restaurant adheres the philosophy of “simple and local” cuisine, allowing visitors to taste typical and tasty traditional Ligurian recipes prepared with seasonal local products raight from their garden. Here guests can discover the traditional recipes that have been handed down over the years. Thanks to the collaboration between the Gassetta Mill and La Portofinese, visitors can experience the Portofino Park in a whole new way, including tasting local products such as the local beer of La Portofinese or the preparation of pesto genovese. For tourists La Portofinese offers next to the Gassetta mill also worth seeing places such as the lighthouse Faro di Portofino and the eco-farm. In order to further develop this project, abandoned areas will be restored and traditional farming methods will be resumed to encourage a return to agriculture and livestock that has been proven in this region for centuries, explains Tatiana Mason Niccolini, who is driving this project forward. In addition, many local vineyards and olive groves – which have been largely abandoned in the last 30-40 years – were put back into operation. As Mrs Niccolini points out, all project content would aim to make Portofino the international model for sustainable tourism.