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Liguria Itineraries

Liguria Itineraries (19)

Our recommendations if you are planning a vacation or visit to Genoa, the Cinque Terre or the rest of Liguria.

  • Cinque Terre Apartment Accommodation
    For anyone seeking self catering apartment accommodation between Portofino and the Cinque Terre along the Ligurian coast, then Residence Kriss in Deiva Marina is a good option, especially for families, But if you are seeking a more private stay, perhaps for a longer break or vacation, then also con...
  • Guided Tour of Cinque Terre
    Enjoy a tour of the Cinque Terre in Liguria with Tasting Tours. Its name derives from 'terra' which in medieval times actually meant 'village' rather than 'town'. So Cinque Terre referring to the five villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Cinque Terre Tour Highligh...
  • Grand Hotel Diana Majestic Restaurants
    Everything about the Grand Hotel Diana Majestic in Diana Marina, Imperia, is designed to make sure your holiday is relaxing, you lose the stress and, not least, eat well along the charming Ligurian coast. There are various dining and restaurant options at the Diana Majestic, both for guests and vis...
  • Levanto Restaurant Il Giardino di Palazzo Vannoni
    In the land of Slow Food it is possible to dine on fine Ligurian dishes either inside or outside in the garden of the new restaurant of the Hotel Stella Maris in Levanto. The cuisine is authentic, known locally as 'casalinga levantese impera' and is given special attention by the owner, Signora Ren...
  • Get Married in Portofino, Portovenere or 5 Terre
    If you are looking to hold your wedding in the romantic destinations of Portofino, Portovenere or the Cinque Terre in Liguria, then contact Infinity Wedding and Events® - Weddings in Italy. This young, wedding planning network based in neighboring Tuscany, offers a selection of fine locations and s...
  • Genoa Gourmet Tour
    This food or gastronomic tour of the centuries old historic port of Genoa is clearly focused on finding local snacks and classic Genovese dishes. Created by Tasting Tours it is a fascinating journey which you may not have thought of doing on your own. Start the tour from the old port and walk up t...
  • Guided tour of Portofino, Santa Margherita and Rapallo
    This tour of the surroundings or territory of Portofino is aimed at discovering the three “pearls of the Tigullio". What are they? Read on and get in  touch with Tasting Tours to book your place. The tour starts in Rapallo, the oldest town in the area and located in the most sheltered part of the G...
  • Residence Paganini, Carro near Cinque Terre
    The historical cottage Residence Paganini is located in the romantic medieval hamlet of Carro in the Val di Vara, province of La Spezia, just five kilometers inland from the famous Cinque Terre in Liguria. Now offering exclusive cottage accommodation, this 17th century residence was owned by the fa...
  • Hotel Al Terra di Mare, Levanto
    The four star Hotel Al Terra di Mare overlooks Levanto near the Cinque Terre not far from Monterosso and offers an environmental friendly location for a relaxing family holiday. It is the only eco friendly hotel in the zone built and inspired by the local environment. For example, the hotel ...
  • Hotel Stella Maris, Levanto, Cinque Terre
    The Hotel de Charme Stella Maris is located at the gates of the fabulous Cinque Terre in Liguria and the port town of Levanto is the perfect base for discovering the zone. In fact, the building is a genuine 19th century 'palazzo' complete with frescoes covering the high ceilings. It is el...
  • Grand Hotel Diana Majestic, Diano Marina, Imperia
    The Grand Hotel Diana Majestic is located in the coastal resort of Diano Marina, a short distance from the city of Imperia. It is 80km from Genoa International Airport and 70km from Nice airport in France and the Costa Azzura. A stay at the 4 star Grand Hotel Diana Majestic along the Italian Riv...

 

A selection of off the beaten track itineraries from the region of Liguria. Highlighted below is our current favourite and follow the Liguria Itineraries link to view all the articles.

  • The Province of La Spezia

    Published in Liguria Itineraries
    From a tourism point of view, its best to consider the province of La Spezia as 5 distinct zones. They are: the City of La Spezia, the Gulf of La Spezia, Cinque Terre and the Val di Magra & Val di Vara. Although with 2000 years of naval history and naval battles behind it, La Spezia city was little more than a backwater when Cavour decided to transfer the Piemontese fleet here during the unification of the country (that's Piemonte without any coast!). In a single gesture he created home for Italy's largest naval presence. The Naval Museum or Museo Tecnico Navale…
    Last modified on 29 July 2013

Routes along the Cinque Terre

Published in Liguria Itineraries
Please send an outline of the Cinque Terre itinerary. I can not find any on the site. Can you recommend anything? The Consorzio Turistico Cinque Terre has sent us a guide and map of the routes and paths which connect Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. 'A Man Made Landscape Between Sky and Sea' is the line used by the regional authorities to promote the five villages of the Cinque Terre along this stunning Liguria coastline and one of Italy's most sought after tourist destinations. Although referred to collectively, they are in fact the small hamlets of 'Monterosso a Mare',…
Last modified on 01 August 2012

Museums of Genoa and Acquarium

Published in Liguria Itineraries
Pick up the comprehensive listing of all the museums and libraries in the province of Genova and the first impression is of the incredible number and variety in this corner of Italy. Perhaps its not surprising considering the number of people who have passed through the area. Centuries of commerce seem to have left behind a bewildering array of objects and records. First stop should perhaps be the 'Museo Navale' at Piazza Bonavino, Genova, to leave you with a better appreciation of the maritime tradition of the area. The museum has collected together much of what remains from the medieval…
Last modified on 31 July 2012

Sanremo

Published in Liguria Itineraries
Sanremo is most famous these days for its Festival of Italian Songs. Once a year at the Ariston theater both new and not so new talent takes the stage to benefit from a huge national television audience. Some of the competition winners become huge stars, such as Domenico Modugno, while others are simply forgotten.
Last modified on 03 June 2012

Guide to Portofino

Published in Liguria Itineraries
It was perhaps Pliny who wrote the first guide to Portofino. He described this stunning natural area and named it 'Portus Delphini'. This over time was corrupted to Portofino. Today, the sea around the coast of Portofino is a protected marine reserve dating from 1935. Portofino may have the fame and fortune but Santa Margherita Ligure, Camogli and San Fruttuoso are the other villages located on the peninsular. The first was, in fact, two separate hamlets, Santa Margherita and Corte, until 1812.
Last modified on 16 May 2012

Riviera delle Palme

Published in Liguria Itineraries
The four main coastal towns in the province of Savona are Albissola, Celle Ligure and Varazze as well as Savona itself. This stretch of mountainous land marks the arc of Liguria and the beginning of the Italian peninsular proper and where the Maritime Alps meet the Ligurian Apennines. The provincial capital has always been a rival port to Genova. It even supported Hannibal and the Carthaginians against Rome in 205 BC and was only conquered by the latter in 1528. The Priamar Fortress was immediately built on the 'roccia' to keep an eye on the burghers. Today, it is a…
Last modified on 08 May 2012

Carro near the Cinque Terre

Published in Liguria Itineraries
The small hamlet of Carro is located in Val Di Vara. Although just 20 minutes from the Cinque Terre, it is a world away from pesto and seaside walks. Portofino is 40km away and Porto Venere 30km. With forgotten pathways crossing uncontaminated woods and forests so close to the beaten track, it may be worth making a visit if you are a nature fan. Indeed, nearby Varese Ligure has obtained the European Certification for Environmental Quality. Carro is where composer Nicolò Paganini’s grandparents lived. Every year the International Festival Paganiniano di Carro takes place in his honor. But Friday August…
Last modified on 25 April 2012