Liguria travel guide.
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Liguria is a narrow stretch of land comprised between the Ligurian Sea and the meeting-point of the Alps and Apennines. Its territory takes in the 315 km of the Ligurian Gulf; two-thirds of the hinterland is occupied by mountains.
Liguria enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate, with around 15C difference among annual minimum and maximum temperatures.
Liguria offers tourists a lot of interesting itineraries, ranging from traditional sights on the Riviera (its beaches and coastal rocks are worldwide famous) to inland old town areas and mediaeval villages that are off the beaten track. Itineraries to be made on foot, by bike, on horseback, or in special environments such as the promontory of Portofino or the Cinque Terre.
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-Genoa- The capital of Region, Genoa already existed in pre-Roman times, became a Mediterranean sea power as Republic of Genoa. Famous great city port since ancient times, from nineteenth century was flanked by large industrial area. More details about Genoa...

-Cinque Terre- The five towns: Corniglia, Manarola, Vernazza, Riomaggiore, Monterosso.

-Ligurian Coast- Main resorts: Camogli, Portofino, Chiavari, Rapallo.

Natural sights

Ligurian coast Cinque Terre, Baia delle Favole (Bay of Wonders), Poets Gulf, Golfo del Tigullio, Baia del Sole (Bay of the Sun), Riviera delle Palme (Riviera of Palms) and Riviera dei Fiori (Riviera of Flowers). Resorts famous worldwide for the clearness of the water and for the geographical features, with alternating coastal rocks and beaches composed of sand.
Suggestive hinterland in the narrow space between the sea and the nearby mountains, with villages nestled amidst the vineyards and olive groves.
Sites of archaeological interest: grottoes at Balzi Rossi in Ventimiglia go back to the upper Palaeolithic era; Toirano grottoes, the grottoes in the Finale area and the grotto of the Madonna dellrma at Bussana in Sanremo.
The archaeological area in Ventimiglia.

Cultural, Gastronomic and more...

Excellent handicraft activities, ranging from the production of ceramics at Albissola, to the glass-making at Altare, to the art of weaving damask and velvet, the production of lace.
Villas and historic buildings in famous holiday resorts. A variety of styles: Baroque or Rococo buildings Art Nouveau style.


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