Visit Liguria, also known as the Italian Riviera, has a rocky coastline that runs for 300 km along the coastline, all the way to the border of France. If you count the hidden inlets, jagged headlands and coves, the coast is 450 km long with crystal clear waters.
Our Italian Riviera Tours include:
Portofino is a small seaside paradise that has captivated Hollywood stars and international jet setters for years. Other popular seaside resorts are: Santa Margherita, San Remo and Rapallo.
Another fascinating and popular place is the unspoilt landscape of The Cinque Terre (Five Lands), which is a Unesco World Heritage site and a national park. You can consider visiting the Cinque Terre from Florence. Here you will find five small fishing villages built along cliffs that are covered in vineyards overlooking the sea. The Cinque Terre is a dynamic area because it is both a tranquil retreat and a haven for sports enthusiasts. Active types will be very busy deciding between such activities as: hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and water sports. Those looking to relax or honeymoon can simply soak up the sun, the unique character of each village within the Cinque Terre and the warmth of the people. So, whether you want to get away from the stress of everyday life and just sit back, relax and sip a glass of wine or you want to test your fitness level, the Cinque Terre offers the best of both worlds.
And the beauty of Liguria does not stop along the coastline, it continues inland to the medieval and picturesque hilltowns that are definitely off the beaten track. So, take time to savour the scenery, colours and flavours of this region.
Liguria is a superb coastal holiday destination with smart, international jet setter resorts like Portofino jostling for position with smaller coastal towns like Santa Margherita, San Remo and Rapallo. The whole coastline, in fact, has delightful towns with either lively night life to offer or quiet, intimate cafes and restaurants to enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set over the sparkling Ligurian Sea.
You will find festivals of flowers, of music, of local folklore; you will find delightful markets as well as sophisticated shopping. There are must-see gems like Lerici – a town of elegant villas, lush greenery and a grand medieval castle. And then there is the magnificent coastal city of Genoa. Rich in maritime history and wonderful architecture this is a city that constantly delights and surprises, that has something to offer any visitor whether they are looking for culture or just to explore the labyrinthine medieval streets and squares.
The Liguria region will not fail to impress visitors who are looking for a vacation in Italy by the sea. The distinctive curve of this stretch of coastline is a haven for species such as sperm whales and dolphins. The safe habitat that they enjoy here is reflected in the local name given – it is known as the “Sanctuary of Cetaceans.” One more good reason to Visit Liguria!