Giorgio was born in Genoa, the main city in the northwest Italian region of Liguria. It is the costal area making up the Italian Riviera, stretching along the Mediterranean Ligurian Sea from the northwest French border down to Tuscany. Giorgio grew up surrounded by fruit trees, pesto pasta, 500 year-old narrow streets and rustic small villages that are legendary throughout Liguria. Portofino and The Cinque Terre (the five villages of Monteroso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore) are probably the best known areas of this region, as they have become popular vacation destinations.
So, Giorgio was super excited to learn that his beloved Liguria was declaired to have Italy's cleanest beaches, according to The Blue Flag Programme, an environmental recognition by the non-profit Foundation for Environmental Education. The organization works towards promoting sustainable development of beaches and marinas.
Giorgio loves to tell couples about Italy, especially about Liguria, when they visit us at the studio. It is a great area to consider for your destination wedding or honeymoon. Maybe one day you'll run into Giorgio when he is on a visit back home to see his family. Or, if you take him there to photograph your destination wedding, he will make you some of his amazing pesto pasta and show you the best sights in Liguria!
Some of our favorite places in Liguria:
Vernazza, one of the Cinque Terre villages
Riomaggiore, another Cinque Terre village
Portovenere, near the region of Tuscany, actually has the southern starting point for the Cinque Terre hiking trail, but many people are not aware of that fact. Shhhhh! It is still kind of a secret place.