Liguria Travel Guide

  • View from our balcony.
    View from our balcony.
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  • Colourful boats in Vernazza
    Colourful boats in Vernazza
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  • Portofino
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Liguria Highlights

  • Pro
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     sea, view, walks, 

  • Con
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     NONE 

  • In a nutshell
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     stunning part of Italy 

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Genoa

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740,1950,102

Monterosso al Mare

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184,622,39

Vernazza

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246,809,23

Manarola

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185,518,13

Riomaggiore

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291,941,21

La Spezia

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120,250,42

Portofino

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125,457,8

Santa Margherita Ligure

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77,258,25

Portovenere

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146,368,7

Sestri Levante

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31,94,21

Corniglia

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85,240,2

Camogli

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34,92,10

San Remo

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31,89,65

Levanto

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28,49,25

Chiavari

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24,66,11

San Fruttuoso

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16,51,0

Nervi

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21,52,0

Lerici

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8,29,17

Savona

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4,5,9

Rapallo

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12,49,25

Finale Ligure

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13,3,51

Bordighera

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4,6,16

Varazze

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12,15,45

Zoagli

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8,18,1

Alassio

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7,29,32

Diano Marina

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4,17,30

Albenga

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1,29,7

Varigotti

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21,54,0

Lavagna

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0,2,9

Bogliasco

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11,28,2

Loano

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1,6,6

Imperia

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2,1,18

Camerino

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4,20,0

Recco

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2,3,2

Celle Ligure

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4,19,10

Arenzano

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2,10,7

Genoa

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Monterosso al Mare

  • Beach

    Monterosso al Mare Things to Do

    Besides Fegina beach resort Monterosso has another sandy beach which stretches right in front of the old town. The town beach is slightly smaller but equally so is perhaps less attractive for swimming, due to a fact that it is, at the same time, the port of Monterosso. On the one side, there where is a harbour, the beach is bordered with a pier and...

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  • Hotel Villa Steno

    Monterosso al Mare Hotels

    My mother and I stayed here for 1 night on our way to Florence from the French Riviera, and I wish...

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  • "As I am now, so shall you be"

    Monterosso al Mare Things to Do

    Right next door to San Giovanni Battista is the chapel of the Brotherhood of Death and Prayer: Mortis et Orationis. Dating to the 16th century, it belongs to one of the surviving charitable lay groups created during the Counter-Reformation when the Catholic church, under threat from the spread of Protestantism, decided it needed to clean up its...

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Vernazza

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  • Hiking

    Vernazza Things to Do

    A camera and a sturdy pair of shoes are all you really need to keep you busy in Vernazza. There are a few small shops to browse and ristorantes for kicking back with a glass of wine but pottering up and down the hills and steep, narrow little streets is what it’s really all about. Here and there you’ll find remnants of medieval structures that...

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  • Maria Capellini Rooms

    Vernazza Hotels

    Piazza Marconi 26, Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • La Lanterna in Riomaggiore

    Vernazza Restaurants

    This was the best food we ate during a four week trip in Italy! This small restaurant is over looking Riomaggiore harbour, a couple of minutes walk from the train station. The friendly owner is flamboyant and multi-lingual, making all feel welcome. Try to get a table on the balcony. We ate there 2 days in a row on our first trip and went back...

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Manarola

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  • The Cinque Terre trails

    Manarola Things to Do

    Everyone else has written about this silly thing but what’s one more review, eh? The section of the Blue Trail (Sentiero Azzurro, #2 on a CT trail map) that runs between Manarola and Riomaggiore is more pedestrian highway than hiking path. It is flat; it is paved; it is short (about 1/2 mile); all of which makes it attractive to any tourist who...

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  • Hotel Ca D'Andrean Manarola

    Manarola Hotels

    Very nice and extremely clean. This is a small hotel that has a little bar area in the lobby. You...

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  • La Scogliera

    Manarola Restaurants

    we had dinner here twice and both times it was wonderful. by the end of the second dinner we had met another guy from italy and the owner and him and myself and my husband were drinking limoncello and grappa and just generally enjoying life. i work in a restaurant here in montana and they let me explore the whole kitchen and restaurant. very...

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Riomaggiore

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  • Saint Giovanni Batista

    Riomaggiore Things to Do

    Walk the upper part of the village and you will no doubt run into the church of Saint Giovanni Batista. The church which is located on the side of a hill was constructed in 1340. It was built under the direction Antonio Fieschi, bishop of Luni. A major reconstruction of the church was undertaken in the late 19th century. A commerative sign outside...

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  • La Baia di Rio

    Riomaggiore Hotels

    Via Telemarco Signorini #177, Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Murals of Silvio Benedetto

    Riomaggiore Local Customs

    One of the first memories of arriving at the train station in Riomaggiore is the wonderful murals that are adjacent to the station and spread throughout the town. These murals so expressive of everyday life in the Cinque Terre were painted by Silvio Benedetto. Men and women in some cases are shown struggling to make a living. Benedetto was born in...

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La Spezia

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Portofino

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  • Castello Brown

    Portofino Things to Do

    The climb "up the hill" from the port is quite strenuous for "older" people so take it easy and just pace yourself. My legs certainly were complaining when I reached the top but the views were wonderful and I felt it worth the trek.

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  • Hotel Splendido

    Portofino Hotels

    My wife had always wanted to go to Hotel Splendido, Portofino with its picture postcard views. We...

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  • boutiques

    Portofino Shopping

    Clothing is part of my job and I am always and everywhere checking shops which selling clots. Top touristic destinations usually have top quality shops with the cloths. Loro Piana is world's leading manufacturer of fine fabrics characterised by ultra fine cashmere and merino wool. Actually, Loro Piana is world's largest cashmere producer. Around 20...

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Santa Margherita Ligure

Portovenere

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  • Church of S. Pietro

    Portovenere Things to Do

    Doria Castle or Fortress was built in somewhere between the 12th and 17th centuries. Climbing through the narrow streets to the ancient castle is quite a hike, but the effort is worthwhile. The road is rough and steep in places but the views are incredible.

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  • Hotel della Baia

    Portovenere Hotels

    Via Lungomare 111, Le Grazie Di Portovenere, Portovenere, Italian Riviera, 19022, Italy

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • general

    Portovenere Favorites

    Portovenere is located in the Gulf of Poets, which is actually a nickname given to the Gulf of La Spezia. The nickname sounds much nicer and it has its historical justification. For centuries its beauty has attracted many writers and musicians, including English poets Byron and Shelley, French novelist George Sand or German composer Richard Wagner....

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Sestri Levante

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Corniglia

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  • In the distance

    Corniglia Things to Do

    Here and there are several great spots for training a lens at the towering cliffs, tiered vineyards and other little villages that dot the Ligurian coastline, and you don’t need a map or directions ‘cause it’s pretty much impossible to miss ‘em in a town this size. Santa Maria Belvedere at the far end of Via Fieschi; the terrace behind St....

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  • Da Cecio

    Corniglia Hotels

    Via Serra 58, Corniglia, 19010, Italy

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • How do I get up there?

    Corniglia Transportation

    There are five ways to reach Corniglia: • On foot via hiking trail #2 or #7a (if they’re open)• Little green park buses from train station• Hoofing it up the steep road from the train station• Puffing it up the Lardarina from the train station: a 382-step, 33-switchback stairway• By car - which I won’t even cover as it’s not recommended. If you’re...

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Camogli

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San Remo

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  • AROUND SANREMO

    San Remo Things to Do

    Hi!I suggest you two places.BUSSANA VECCHIA an artists village very close to SanremoYou can get here by bus then walk inland for about 20 minutes.Information about the village:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bussana_Vecchia,_LiguriaTimetable:http://www.rivieratrasporti.it/OrarioTasc_Sanremo-Taggia.pdfDOLCEACQUA a true medieval hamlet.Information about...

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  • Hotel Europa San Remo

    San Remo Hotels

    The Hotel Europa is located in the center of San Remo facing the Casino. It is close to the beaches...

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  • seafood snacks and creative ice-coffees

    San Remo Restaurants

    Nice place... it's smaller than it looks, though - it's the huge mirror that makes it seem large. However the place is cosy and the staff really nice. It's a good place to go for breakfast, snacks, lunch - or else even just an ice-cream. I had a swordfish baguette (yum) and my friend had swordfish "carpaccio". He claims it was delicious. There's...

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Levanto

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  • PARKING!!!

    Levanto Transportation

    Of course, as in most places in Italy, parking is a nightmare. In Lévanto everything is a pay parking. If you plan to park by the seaside/beach, not only that it will be impossible to find a pplace, but it will be hideously expensive even if you're lucky to get one. The rate is 1,50 EUR per hour, or, 1 EUR per HALF AN HOUR!!! So, if you plan an all...

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  • Park Hotel Argento

    Levanto Hotels

    Via Sant'Anna, Levanto, 19015, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Turquoise

    Levanto Favorites

    When the sun comes up, the sea has enchanting turquoise colour! It changes to lead when it's cloudy, unfortunately...The rock that you can see far behind is a favourite spot for diving, however, it's fatal as on the top of it there is a vase with flowers with a note for someone who died jumping from it. So, be careful! Much better use is to just...

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Chiavari

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