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Italy travel guide: Travel tips, tours, "what to do" in region Liguria

Liguria - View of Genoa
View of Genoa

Liguria : View of Genoa

Liguria : View of Alassio

Liguria : Corniglia in the Cinque Terre

Liguria : Fortezza Priamar in Savona

Liguria : View of Dolceacqua

Liguria : View of Portovenere

Liguria : View of Portofino

Liguria : The beach of  the Balzi Rossi

Capital city: Genoa

Provinces: Genova, Savona, Imperia, La Spezia

The Italian region Liguria stretches from the French Riviera to Tuscany along the coast of the Ligurian Sea. Close behind the coastline, high mountains plunge into the sea, giving the landscape an extraordinary charm and almost everywhere spectacular views.

The most beautiful tourist resorts in Liguria are the Riviera di Ponente, between Genoa and the French border, and the Riviera di Levante, to the south of Genoa. The first one is divided into the Riviera delle Palme and the Riviera dei Fiori.

Along the Riviera di Levante there are beautiful villages and places such as the Gulf of Tigullio, the Gulf of Poets, the worldwide famous "haunt of the rich with beautiful boats" Portofino or the area of the charming villages of Cinque Terre, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Near the Ligurian-Tuscan border, there is the characteristic promontory of La Spezia and the spectacular peninsula of Portovenere.

Not to mention the almost infinite number of cultural highlights. The coast and the hinterland are a trove of culture that is well-worth discovering.

Food & Wine: the Ligurian cuisine keeps the double identity of this region, (halfway between sea and mountains), offering recipes that combine traditional flavors of fish, vegetables and meat. The traditional "Pesto" is a condiment for 'trofiette' (fresh pasta made with wheat flour) made with basil, olive oil, garlic and pine nuts. Many excellent fish dishes like "Cappon Magro" (Stockfish) and "Frisceu" (small fried fishes). The delicious "Focaccia Genovese" (a kind of pizza without tomato) is sold in many shops and eaten while walking.
Vermentino and Pigato are good Ligurian white wines with heady fragrance and flavor.

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DISCOVER LIGURIA

Great travel tips: what you should not miss when visiting region Liguria

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Hiking along the Blue Trail to discover Cinque Terre

Itinerary: Blue Trail, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso

Scenic Drive - North Italy

Hiking along the Blue Trail to discover Cinque Terre

The Blue Trail in Cinque Terre: a great walk and the best way to visit Cinque Terre and the spectacular coastlines

Cat.: Sightseeing

Type: Seaside

Region: Liguria

Area: Portofino & Cinque Terre

The scenic Road of the Sanctuaries, Cinque Terre in Liguria

Itinerary: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, San Bernardino, Volastra, Riomaggiore

Scenic Drive - North Italy

The scenic Road of the Sanctuaries, Cinque Terre in Liguria

In Liguria along one of the most beautiful tourist itineraries of the Cinque Terre, the scenic Road of the Sanctuaries

Cat.: Sightseeing

Type: Seaside

Region: Liguria

Area: Portofino & Cinque Terre

The ancient villages of the Riviera di Ponente in Liguria

Itinerary: Celle Ligure, Albissola, Savona, Vado Ligure, Noli

North Italy

The ancient villages of the Riviera di Ponente in Liguria

The history, the culture and the seafaring traditions of the ancient villages of the Riviera di Ponente in Liguria

Cat.: Sightseeing

Type: Seaside

Region: Liguria

Scenic drive along Riviera dei Fiori on the Ligurian Coast

Itinerary: Riviera dei Fiori, Savona, Spotorno, Finale Ligure, Alassio, Cervo, San Remo, Ventimiglia

Scenic Drive - North Italy

Scenic drive along Riviera dei Fiori on the Ligurian Coast

Along the beautiful Riviera dei Fiori on the western side of the Ligurian coast, one of the most scenic drives in Italy

Cat.: Sightseeing

Type: Seaside

Region: Liguria

Portofino, a small gem in Liguria and Regional Natural Park

Itinerary: Portofino, Regional Natural Park of Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure,

Scenic Drive - North Italy

Portofino, a small gem in Liguria and Regional Natural Park

Visit Portofino, this beautiful tiny village by the sea and hike along a scenic trail of the Regional Natural Park

Cat.: Sightseeing

Type: Seaside

Region: Liguria

Area: Portofino & Cinque Terre

 

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