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 and extravagant 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 for a while. Apart from just lounging in the sun on the beach and watching the beautiful waves splash the sand, there are a variety of fun and exciting things to do here. Genoa is the capital of the region and it is a classy and cosmopolitan capital at that. It is also less packed out by tourists making a visit more relaxed.
Visit Genoa - During your holidays in Liguria
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. Alternatively 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. If you are feeling exhausted after a day out in the intense Italian sun, try your hand at preparing your own in the kitchen of your self catering holiday rental and sample the local produce. The Piazza San Matteo is a great place to begin or end a sightseeing tour of Genoa. The groups of beautiful locals passing by amidst the quaint European ambience will give you the chance to capture a bustling, stylish sense of this city.
Don't miss Cinque Terre
Outside of Genoa is Vernazza, a breathtaking white-walled city clinging to a green hillside, stretching precariously out onto a rocky peninsula. It just one of the world-famous Cinque Terre cities, a series of five breathtaking cities strung out along the coast and connected by trails which offer jaw-dropping views of the deep blue Mediterranean on every path. The incredible beauty of the coastline, as well as each and 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, from holiday rentals and self-catering homes apartments to luxury villas. Choose the perfect holiday home for your stay in Liguria today!
There are so many possibilities for beach holidays in Italy. Here are a few alternatives to Liguria below: