Liguria
The Essential
Liguria in northwestern Italy is depicted by a craggy, rugged coastline behind which thrive acres of olive groves.
Begin your journey at Genoa, the regional capital, whose rich past is characterised by elegant 16th and 17th century palaces and a port that is both legendary and welcoming.
Then head for the hilltop villages of the hinterland which look down on sparkling San Remo and the Ponente Riviera to the west of Genoa. To the east, the Levante Riviera winds leisurely past stunning landscapes and well-controlled urban developments. For example, Italy's jet-setting seaside resort, Portofino, is surrounded by a beautiful natural park.
Beaches of pebble stones and fine sand alternate as far as La Spezia and the awe-inspiring Cinque Terre coastline, which is dotted with vineyards and the occasional fishing village.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Liguria

Genoa Aquarium Genoa Aquarium
Genoa Aquarium
Genova
3:00
Promontorio di Portofino Promontorio di Portofino
Promontorio di Portofino
Portofino
4:00
Via Garibaldi - Strada Nuova Via Garibaldi - Strada Nuova
Via Garibaldi - Strada Nuova
Genova
1:00
The Port of Genova The Port of Genova
The Port of Genova
Genova
2:00
Lighthouse promenade at Portofino Lighthouse promenade at Portofino
Lighthouse promenade at Portofino
Portofino
2:00
Riviera Ligure Riviera Ligure
Riviera Ligure
Genova
4:00

Our reports

Mountain biking in Liguria: coasting along the Italian Riviera

With its gentle, sunny climate and backdrop of the Alps and Mediterranean, the Italian province of Liguria is blessed with an exceptional environment. Naturally, tourism of the outdoorsy sort is actively promoted, with an accent on mountain biking. Three of the region’s prime cycling spots are presented below.
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