THE COMPANIES

With over 46,000 artisan companies with top quality craftsmen, Liguria has made a name for herself as the region of Italy that continues to work in typical and traditional trades. What follows is a brief overview of the categories of production.

Fashion in Liguria has its own recognizable style. It is refined, with a conservative elegance that displays its own uniqueness and originality. It does not chase fickle passing trends, though it can ...
A glance at place names reveals how important metal-working is in Liguria. Its ancient roots lie both in the Apennine Mountains as in Genoa, where Piazza Campetto was once the Piazza of the Blacksmith ...
One of the symbols of Genoa and Liguria at the table is pesto, the world’s most famous cold sauce. Pesto epitomizes Liguria’s great culinary abilities – just a few high quality ingre ...
Glass-makers from all over Europe imitated glass made “à la façon d’Altare”, the glass worked by artisan craftsmen in Altare, in the mountains behind Savona. The &ldquo ...
To bring the old wood of antiques back to their original splendor, requires professional abilities, experience, and passion. Passion for wood has continued over two centuries in the production of Chia ...
In ancient book-binding workshops, books are sewn together by hand with minute attention paid to detail. Pages of fine parchment or the more humble paper made from rags, are bound together today for v ...
Liguria is one of the most photogenic regions of Italy. Her landscapes vary so greatly – from cliffs on the sea to terraced hills, sandy Riviera beaches to Apennine Mountain trails – that ...
In the 1300s the working of gold and silver was concentrated in the area around Genoa, the prerogative of the Goldsmith Guild, which was highly specialized and known throughout the Mediterranean. In C ...
Liguria has for centuries welcomed visitors to the Riviera. With its crystalline waters, the region has the greatest number of coveted “blue flag” awards in Italy. Its natural parks speak ...
“Mens sana in corpore sano” (Sane mind in a sane body). This Latin saying has become almost an obsession for professional artisans of the body in Liguria. To take proper care of your body ...
Weaving textiles is in the blood. Ligurians have been acknowledged masters of the art since the 1500s when they created damasks and velvets for the whole of Europe. Most of the clothes worn by kings a ...
Perhaps few people know that the most famous and sought after violin-maker in the 1800s was Nicolò Bianchi of Genoa. His copies of antique string instruments were requested by musicians from al ...