Towering mountains and rolling hills overlook the Ligurian Sea with its high and rugged coastline. Called “the graceful land” (terra leggiadra) by the poet Vincenzo Cardarelli, who talks about its many facets that represent the diversity of nature and culture that make this an ideal place for travellers.
Magnificent nature as a backdrop for entertainment and night life, not forgetting the great resource that is the sea, with its rocky coasts interrupted by small coves and charming small sandy beaches.
The Cinque Terre and Golfo dei Poeti, Golfo del Tigullio, Genoa and Golfo Paradiso, the Riviera delle Palme and the Riviera dei Fiori make up the famous coast of Liguria which stretches for more than 300 km from Ameglia to Ventimiglia.
A route where you will meet the most famous tourist resorts of Liguria: Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, Sestri Levante, with its charming Baia del Silenzio, and Chiavari. A succession of ample beaches, marinas and scenarios to be explored that, by night, turn into spaces for leisure and shopping.
Sanremo, the city of flowers, famous for the Italian Music Festival and for its Casino, the sophisticated Bordighera and Alassio with its 3 kilometres of fine beach, Varigotti and Laigueglia are some of the “gems” embedded in the Riviera di Ponente.
There is also Portovenere in front of the islands of Palmaria and Lerici with its grand medieval castle, its elegant villas and lush gardens.
This beautiful beach also attracts several specimens of sperm whales, fin whales and dolphins in this area, called the “Sanctuary of Cetaceans“, having found their natural habitat and live safely.
In Liguria greenery is everywhere: its old trees are a real natural heritage, and offer a good alternative to traditional tourism. Places full of history, culture and traditions, which have witnessed the passage of ancient people coming from the sea and that made this multicultural and fascinating land.
A trip that also has its roots in the kitchen. Not only should you savour its famous pesto (a tasty sauce made with basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan, pecorino cheese and extra virgin olive oil used to season trenette or ravioli with borage), but also try the seafood dishes: fish soups like ciuppin and buridda stockfish and stuffed and fried sardines.
A land of vineyards and olive groves that produces excellent extra virgin olive oils. You can enjoy fine wines including Ormeasco and Rossese of Dolceacqua, Vermentino, Ciliegiolo and Bianchetta of Genoa, Albarola and Pollera Nera from the Riviera di Levante and Pigato of Salea Albenga.
Here “the sea on certain days is a flower garden”. A living room to be experienced in each of the four provinces: Genoa (capital), Imperia, Savona and La Spezia. Choose the most suitable place for you, just by booking your berth.