Recent Articles

  • Live language

    At the action-oriented language centre CeFoLiAc, founded in 2010 by a German and an Italian, students are fully immersed into French life and language.  

  • The extreme appeal of Liguria

    Only a few decades ago, the Finalborgo neighbourhood was considered run-down, dark, dirty and even dangerous. Today, the historic centre is known as one of Liguria’s most beautiful villages and has won the I Più Bei Borghi d’Italia award. This incredible redevelopment is in large part thanks to visionaries who recognised the potential of the heritage and unique landscape of Finale Ligure as well as its capacity to move beyond beach-limited, summer-only tourism. European Union funds did the rest.

  • Virtual reality: transforming the real estate experience

    At the start of the year, real estate giant Coldwell Banker released the findings of a US poll. 77% of participants stated they would prefer to take a virtual reality tour of a property before viewing it in person. In the luxury sector, where transactions are often done on a global scale, VR is becoming an attractive tool for buyers and agents alike.

  • Expat Focus: Lin Wolff

    Riviera Insider meets Lin Wolff, the owner of the English Book Centre in Valbonne.

  • 3D printed reefs: Monaco reforms its underwater landscape

    Rich in life, but delicate in balance: coral reefs cover just 0.2% of our oceans yet support 30% of all marine species known to date. They are also increasingly under threat. If the natural can’t survive, could science and technology provide a solution?

  • Old town charm: Le Cannet serves up an ode to the culinary gods

    According to Cannes’ TripAdvisor, the city has some 660 restaurants, which can sometimes make the challenge of deciding where to eat somewhat difficult. The solution? The old town of Le Cannet, a picturesque and secret suburb five minutes from Cannes. It’s a hidden gourmet gem.

  • Italy's Bandiere Blu

    With a total of 64 environmental Blue Flags, the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) has crowned Liguria the King of Clean Beaches in Italy. Since 1987, the famous beach have been hoisted on beaches where certain environmental and eco-friendly as well as waste management and public safety conditions have been met. The campaign covers beaches, marinas and lakes.

  • Women of the Year

    On 14th May, the Prix Monte-Carlo Femme de l’Année honoured its winners for 2018 under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco and the ceremony’s honorary president Princess Charlene.