Since the 19th century, western Liguria has been the preferred destination for the English and Americans who are enamoured with the Riviera dei Fiori as much as inland Liguria.
This ever-lasting charm from another time starts in Ventimiglia and extends up to Genoa, with incredible views and all the beauty of the Riviera di Ponente towns, which crop up one after the other with their unspoilt medieval charm.
Finale Ligure, Alassio, Andora and Pietra Ligure. And many, many more.
The Tigullio Gulf lies to the east of Genoa, a succession of marvellous coves such as Paraggi, the natural harbour of Santa Margherita Ligure, San Michele di Pagana and the Rapallo Gulf, all the way to Zoagli. Beautiful beaches with amenities and marinas where line boats, fisher boats and yachts are docked. Small and large towns on the Riviera, with a world-famous treasure: Portofino.
The Cinque Terre are five old fishing villages situated along the jagged Ligurian coast. Each of these towns is characterised by colourful houses and steep vineyards on the sea cliffs. Over a thousand years, human beings have “transformed” the natural environment by sectioning off the precipitous slopes to create arable strips of land, known as ciàn, supported by kilometres of dry stone walls.
The Sentiero Azzurro, a trail that extends along the coast, connects the Cinque Terre together and offers splendid panoramas overlooking the sea. The area is a World Heritage Site.