David Downie lives on the Italian Riviera -- the Ligurian Coast -- the area of of Genoa, Cinque Terre, Rapallo, Portofino and other appealing towns. And lucky for us, he writes about them, both non-fiction and fiction. His latest thriller, Red Riviera, is set in and around Rapallo, and offers excitement and thrills as well as a gorgeous setting.
We talk of why David moved to this area of Italy, and compare the beauty and pleasures of the Ligurian Coastline to the Amalfi Coast.
We discuss history of the area, transportation, and the joys of the main city of the region, Genoa.
We then go on to discuss the beauty spots of Cinque Terre, Rapallo, and Portofino.
We end with a discussion of David's thriller, and the sequel, coming out next year, and set in Rome.
And David gives us his favorite memory of the Ligurian Coast.
Born in San Francisco, David Downie is a multilingual Paris-Liguria based American nonfiction author, crime novelist and journalist who writes most often about culture, food and travel. Order Red Riviera from your local indie bookstore online (or in person) or from Amazon (if you must):
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781942892267; https://www.bookpassage.com/book/9781942892267; https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781942892267; https://www.amazon.com/Red-Riviera-Daria-Investigation-Investigations/dp/1942892268
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