Visit Liguria: tourism and highlights

Here you can find many of our favourite places throughout Liguria with full reviews on Italy This Way...

Alassio (Savona Province)

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Alassio is a popular resort on the Italian riviera with a long and sandy beach [...]

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As well as the cathedral and baptistry, in Albenga you can also see the remains of a 1st century ship [...]

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Apricale (Imperia Province)

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Apricale is a lovely medieval village surrounded by forested hills in western Liguria [...]

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Bordighera (Imperia Province)

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The town of Bordighera has a pleasant promenade and old town, and 19th century villas and gardens of interest [...]

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Borgio Verezzi (Savona Province)

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The medieval village in Borgio Verezzi also has lovely views across the Italian riviera [...]

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Bussana Vecchia

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The ghost village of Bussana Vecchia, destroyed by an earthquake in 1887, is now an evocative local arts centre [...]

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Camogli is a very pretty fishing village in Liguria on the edge of the Portofino Regional Natural Park [...]

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Campo Ligure (Genoa Province)

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Campo Ligure is a hill town in northern Liguria overlooked by a medieval castle [...]

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Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena (Savona Province)

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The small village of Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena is a perfectly preserved medieval Ligurian hill village overlooked by a ruined castle [...]

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The coastal village of Cervo on the Riviera di Ponente in Liguria also has an interesting baroque church [...]

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Chiavari is a well known beach resort that also has an interesting old town of narrow medieval lanes called carrugi [...]

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Cinque Terre

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The Cinque Terre villages are one of the loveliest parts of Italy [...]

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Corniglia (La Spezia Province)

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On a raised rocky promontory, the ancient village of Corniglia is one of the Cinque Terre villages [...]

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The charming historic centre of Dolceacqua includes an ancient bridge across the river and a ruined castle [...]

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Finalborgo (Savona Province)

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Finalborgo is a medieval walled village next to the Finale-Ligure seaside resort in Liguria [...]

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Finale Ligure (Savona Province)

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The resort of Finale Ligure is an attractive beach resort in Liguria [...]

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The medieval centre of Geno is apparently the most extensive in Europe! [...]

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Imperia (Imperia Province)

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Imperia is a pretty coastal city in Liguria. Its beautiful orange buildings cover the hills above the clear blue waters below. [...]

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Laigueglia (Savona Province)

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Laigueglia is a small, traditional beach resort on the popular Liguria coast of Italy [...]

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With its picturesque harbour, village centre and castle Lerici is a popular excursion from the Cinque Terre villages [...]

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Levanto (La Spezia Province)

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Levanto, on the coast near the Cinque Terre, is one of the most popular beach resorts in eastern Liguria [...]

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Manarola (La Spezia Province)

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Manarola is one of the famous villages of the 'Cinque Terre' coast in eastern Liguria [...]

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Millesimo (Savona Province)

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Millesimo is a small traditional village in the Liguria region of north-west Italy [...]

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Monterosso (La Spezia Province)

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Monterosso is on the Ligurian coast, a Cinque Terre village and beach resort [...]

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Noli (Savona Province)

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The resort and medieval village at Noli is one of the most interesting on the Riviera di Ponente in Liguria [...]

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Portofino is an exceptionally beautiful coastal village [...]

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Portovenere and its harbour is an exceptionally lovely seafront town in Liguria [...]

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photo of Rapallo

Rapallo is an attractive Liguria seaside resort also known for the cable car ride up the adjacent mountain [...]

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Riomaggiore (La Spezia Province)

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Riomaggiore is the most southerly of the five pretty coastal villages of the Cinque Terre in Liguria [...]

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Once the best known resort in Liguria, San Remo retains a great deal of its belle epoque charm [...]

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Santa Margherita Ligure (Genova Province)

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The charming resort of Santa Margherita Ligure is one of the most attractive along the Liguria coast [...]

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Sarzana is best known for its fortresses but also has a cathedral and other religious monuments to visit [...]

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Sestri Levante (Genoa Province)

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The resort at Sestri Levante has two beaches and an attractive old town, making it a very popular resort on the Italian riviera [...]

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Sori (Genoa Province)

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The resort of Sori is one of several in the Paradise Gulf area of eastern Liguria [...]

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Tellaro (Lerici Province)

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Tellaro is one of the most picturesque villages on the coast near Portovenere in Liguria [...]

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Triora (Imperia Province)

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The picturesque village of Triora is hidden in the steep valleys of north-west Liguria [...]

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Varese Ligure (La Spezia Province)

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In the forested hills of northern Liguria, Varese Ligure is a very unusual medieval town designed around a circular layout [...]

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Almost on the French border, Ventimiglia has a small beach and several historic highlights [...]

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Vernazza (La Spezia Province)

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Vernazza is a lovely village in Liguria and one of the famous Cinque Terre villages [...]

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Villa Hanbury

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Villa Hanbury in western Liguria is famous for its beautiful and extensive gardens [...]

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Zuccarello (Savona Province)

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Zuccarello is a small medieval village in the Nera Valley to the west of Albenga in Liguria [...]

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