Home to some of the most beautiful cities, stunning coastal towns and fine beaches, the region of Liguria offers more than just splendid sights. From luxurious seaside towns and breath-taking palaces to charming villages, you can pick part of this region and enjoy your holidays to Liguria. Treat yourself to this delightful area found on Italy’s north western edge just below the mountains of Piedmont, known for its fine cuisine, striking natural sights and friendly local towns. Liguria holidays will ensure that you fall in love with the north of the country, and will having you dreaming of Italian landscapes other than Florence or Rome.
Where to Stay
Whether you want to stay in the lap of luxury, or in budget accommodation, in a city, the countryside or by the beach, there is the perfect place just waiting for you on Liguria holidays. If you want a retreat by the beach, there are a number of traditional hotels in Santa Margherita, one the many cultural seaside towns. Explore some of Italy’s history in La Spezia and stay in the heart of the town, within steps of some of the striking ancient sites and churches. For a stay in luxurious surroundings, you can find captivating neo-renaissance hotels and modern 5-star hotels in the region’s capital of Genoa or in the incredibly posh area of Portofino.
Out and About in Liguria
The region is filled with possibilities for every type of visit, whether it is a cultural trail across Italy in winter, an adventurous stay in the countryside in spring or autumn, or a beach break in the sun in summer. Blending seamlessly with a backdrop of mountains that meet the sea, La Spezia is a charming city that delivers culture in a beachside setting. Explore churches, museums in the western coast towns of stunning Imperia and San Remo. Perfect for a holiday spent in the sun on the sands, the La Riviera di Ponente is the coastline that stretches from Genoa to France, with some stunning beaches and charming seaside towns and villages. Romantics will revel in a stay in the enchanting Gulf of the Poets, where famed writers, poets and artists have taken inspiration for their works for centuries. Keep fit with a hike around some of the rolling hills and national parks, or take a sailing trip from port to port for unique views on holidays in Liguria. Genoa is the region’s capital, and is home to some fine sights such as museums, art galleries and a wealth of historical buildings. Make sure to visit the incredible Palazzo Reale, its only rival being Versailles, for a glittering array of art, gardens and artefacts, while the Old City is another sight that is not to be missed. For the quintessentially Italian experience, head to Cinque Terre, a collection of minute fishing villages that are nestled amongst the ragged hills and mountainsides of the coast.