Liguria, also referred to as the Italian Rivera, is a picturesque Mediterranean paradise nestled in Northern Italy and framed by the French border. Waves of the Ligurian Sea lap its golden shores, which curve upwards towards Genoa. Liguria is a picturesque tourist resort, full of seaside ports begging to be photographed, rocky cliff faces, hidden coves and sandy beaches. Liguria is the ideal destination for sun-seekers looking to dip their toes in its warm seas – and our collection of luxury cottages to rent in Liguria can make this dream your reality. Browse the selection today – you’ll be hitting that beach before you know it!
Genoa is Liguria’s principle city. It’s pretty iconic and full to bursting with maritime history, exquisite 16th century architecture and stacks of atmosphere. Genoa’s Old Quarter boasts beautiful palaces from the Renaissance era and ancient, winding alleyways that take you back in time in an instant. Once you’ve finished exploring Genoa’s sights, why not visit the local coastlines – the Riviera di Ponente and the Riviera di Levante are close by and perfect places to wind down after a hectic day of sightseeing.
Riviera di Ponente is a popular area with tourists, found to the west of Genoa. Some of the area’s highlights include Sanremo (a major flower exporter in Italy) and nearby medieval centres Noli and Albenga. Head to Finale Ligure if you fancy hitting the beach; this truly Mediterranean resort is lined with palm trees, decked with perfect beaches and full of fantastic eateries – a great area to visit day or night.
For a more rural experience, try Riviera di Levante. This area has a more rugged, wild appeal and is dotted with a number of small villages to explore. Grab your camera for this one – these villages are full of natural beauty and will make the perfect postcard to send home! One of these places is Portofino, an upmarket resort home to one of the most picturesque harbours in all of Europe. Or alternatively, why not explore the nearby Santa Margherita Ligure castle or the Basilica of St Margaret of Antiochia?
Alongside Liguria’s stunning coastline and fun water sports, you’ll also find mountains, valleys and lakes ideal for hikers and ramblers to enjoy. It’s a truly fantastic area of Italy for the whole family, offering its visitors the perfect blend of modern amenities, rural areas to explore and hours of glorious Mediterranean sunshine. Start planning your getaway today by browsing our selection of luxury cottages.
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