"I almost don't want to tell, but it's like one of those secrets you just can't keep inside"
"Where are you going on holiday?" People asked. "Finale Ligure" we replied, "where?". Exactly our response when our friend Mikael told us where he lived. Sitting here on a narrow cobbled street in Finalborgo with the sun beaming down I'm finding it hard to believe that everyone we spoke to; climbers and non climbers that people have not heard of this magical place Finale Ligure. Everything you need is right here, climbing, on or off road biking, hiking, culture, art, beaches, stunning scenery and not to forget the delicious food and coffee; it's like Europe's best kept secret, to me anyway. Although as this is only my second trip to Europe climbing, maybe this is just the first gem in the crown? I almost don't want to tell, but it's like one of those secrets you just can't keep inside. I could live here for sure, its not even a small stretch of the old imagination to think of moving here tomorrow.
What makes it even more special here is that it's still 100% Italian, not a English word insight! Infact I think we were the only Brits there the whole 3 weeks, what a perfect way to get immersed in the language and culture. Bellissimo!
if you needed more convincing to check this beautiful spot out here's some photos from our trip