Draw a straight line north from the Italian Island of Sardinia, and you’ll hit Liguria, a thin province drawing the shape of an unfurled umbrella over the Ligurian Sea. Chances are, you’ll be unfolding your own red, white, and blue umbrella, pitching it into the white, powdery sand and sipping a lime daiquiri or refreshing white Italian wine while staring off into the charming sea. Liguria is one of the most stylish, extravagant and yet relaxing beach destinations in Italy – they don’t call it the “Italian Riviera” for nothing. When in Liguria, live like the Ligurians, and settle in to Liguria apartments for a while. Apart from just lounging on the beach and watching the beautiful bodies flaunt themselves while playing beach volleyball or splashing and swimming in the water, there are a variety of fun and exciting things to do in Liguria. After all, Genoa is the capital of the region, and while by Italian standards the city may not be as much of a shocker, by world standards it is as classy and cosmopolitan as the rest – and less thronged by tourists, too.
Genoa is a huge center of art and fashion, with myriad art galleries, museums, and name-brand stores for shopping. Lovers of Asian art should check out the impressive collection at Edoardo Chiossone Asian Art Museum, although the Palazzo Spinola (Spanish Plaza) will give both a historic and artistic background of the destination. The cuisine offered here is among Italy’s best, and numerous restaurants will serve you large, sumptuous multiple course dishes of the best Genoan fare – heavy on both seafood, and innovation. Try your hand at preparing your own in the kitchen of your self catering holiday rental Liguria. Piazza San Matteo is a great place to begin – or end – a sightseeing tour of Genoa. The throngs of beautiful locals passing by, amidst the quaint European ambience, will give people-watching enthusiasts an eyeful, and a chance to capture the bustling, stylish sense of the city.
Outside of Genoa, a breathtaking white-walled city clinging to a green hillside and stretching precariously out onto a rocky peninsula is Vernazza, just one of the world-famous Cinque Terre cities, the series of five breathtaking cities strung out along the coast, connected by trails which offer jaw-dropping views of the deep blue Mediterranean at every step of the way. The incredible beauty of the coastline, as well as each and every one of the cities, makes it no wonder that the entire Cinque Terre has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Soak in the views from holiday homes Liguria or holiday rentals Liguria overlooking the area. In Liguria, you'll find a wide variety of quality holiday accommodation Liguria, from holiday rentals Liguria and self catering Liguria apartments to luxury Liguria villas. Choose the perfect holiday home Liguria from the selection offered here - book Liguria villas today and start dreaming of your Liguria holidays today!
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