Liguria is the region where…
…you wake up, watch outside your window and you see this
…you drive half an hour and you are here:
The good people from Liguria are the ones who invented pesto,
focaccia di recco (focaccia with stracchino cheese),
muscoli ripieni (‘stuffed clams’)…
They have mountains, hills, countryside, the Cinque Terre (‘The five Lands’), good wine, good olive oil… All this in one region.
(See also “I miss the beaches of Liguria” https://misshome.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/2-i-miss-the-beaches-of-liguria/ )