Situated in the north-eastern part of Italy and bordering France, Liguria is a rainbow-shaped region with green mountains and hills overlooking the blue Mediterranean sea.
It stretches from Ventimiglia by the french border to Ameglia next to Tuscany passing by famous areas such as the “Riviera dei Fiori” (Flowers Riviera), “Riviera delle Palme” (Palms Riviera), Genova - the capital, the Paradiso and Tigullio Gulf eastwards to Cinque Terre.
Sanremo, Bordighera, Alassio, Finale Ligure, Camogli, Portofino, Sestri Levante, Portovenere are just some of the most renowned gems along the coast where you can choose among sandy beaches (some of them also accessible to people with disabilities) and small remote rocky coves where you can lay in the sun or, if you prefer an active holiday, practice snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing and kite-surfing, canoeing or even whale watching in the “Sanctuary of Cetaceans.” And when the sun sets open air shows, concerts, or just small romantic restaurants and cafes will bring you through the night.
Do you prefer the countryside? Historical villages (“Borghi”) such as Triora, Dolceacqua, Campo Ligure and Varese Ligure, are scattered all over the hills and mountains: trekking, cycling, mountain-biking, climbing, hang gliding, even skiing in winter or just walking around will let you enjoy the natural environment: and don’t forget to stop in a traditional “trattoria” (family restaurant) where you can taste home-made dishes and local specialties with focaccia and pesto on the top of the list.
In a few words, Liguria is an all season destination for everybody.
Dirigente Settore Professioni, Progetti e Imprese Turistiche
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