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Coast to Coast: The slopes of the Cinque Terre

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Genova, Italy

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June 1st at 15:30 in your time zone


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Sloping terraces, dry walls and the sea: this is the landscape in the Cinque Terre in eastern Liguria. A land of heroic agriculture, where struggle is the norm.

The slopes are the greatest difficulty of the Cinque Terre: all agricultural tasks are longer and more arduous here, on the terraces framed by drywalls, a landscape that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2018. Harvests are done by hand and with pulleys. The sea, too, is cultivated: one of the most famous specialties of the region are the mussels, farmed in nurseries along the coastline. Indeed, the mussel growers like to think of themselves as “farmers of the sea”.

These are all activities threatened by the climate crisis, which makes productive activities even more strenuous.

At this Taste Workshop we’ll meet

  • Paolo Varrella, oyster and mussel grower
  • Samuele Heydi Bonanini, builder and custodian of the drywalls, winemaker and beekeeper at Possa

We’ll taste

Raw oysters, an oyster sandwich, stuffed mussels and mussel soup, paired with wines by Possa.

Tickets for this event may be bought online until May 31. Any remaining tickets may be bought at the Event Reception in Genoa.

Slow Fish 2023 is organized by Slow Food and the Liguria Region, with the support of the City of Genoa. We’re in the Porto Antico of Genoa from June 1-4. Sign up to the Slow Food newsletter for the latest updates. #SlowFish2023

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Event languages: IT, EN

Event location: 
Genova – Porto Antico - Sala Reale Mutua – Laboratori del Gusto, Reale Mutua Stand
Calata Falcone e Borsellino - Genova (Italy)
GPS: 44.4089431, 8.9274911

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