Liguria, with its beautiful Riviera of Flowers is the ideal destination for all families. The spectacular green coast offers its visitors some splendid beaches.
Roses, geraniums, bougainvillea and orchids; looking around it is not difficult to imagine where the name of the Italian Riviera came from. Colours and scents are mixed with the salty sea air and the smell of spicy food. Along the coast there are beautiful British buildings in pastel colours. Imperia beaches are clean, spacious and very safe for the kids.
In the middle of this stretch of coast is the largest and oldest port city of Genoa. Stroll along ‘Al Porto Antico’ admiring the beautiful boats. Further west are the famous ‘Cinque Terre’, five picturesque villages built on steep and rugged cliffs. You can get there by train, but there is also a fascinating walking path with breathtaking sea views.
Average summer temperature: 27 degrees
The beautiful medieval centre of the coastal town of Albenga
Ligurian Alps: for walkers
Pesto alla Genovese. Delicious with pasta!
Take home: beautiful olive oil
In La Spezia you can stroll along the beautiful promenade full of shops and bars. Here you can also visit the port of Mirabello, very busy in the evening.
Would you like to see some dolphins? In the Ligurian Sea, there are always numerous sightings of ‘Cetaceans’. From the ports of Imperia and Sanremo you can take a boat trip to explore the spectacular marine protected area.
The picturesque Portofino; this small village is situated on a penand the colourful houses make Portofino a truly fascinating. insula founded in Roman times. The green hills that surround it
On the hills of Liguria lots of herbs grow; basil, oregano, thyme, marjoram and sage, perfect for flavouring dishes typical of this region. Try the zucchini and artichokes stuffed with cheese.