The beautiful coastal region in the north of Italy 

Liguria is divided into the provinces Imperia, Savona, Genoa and La Spezia and it is traditionally divided into the “Riviera di Ponente“ in the west and the “Riviera di Levante“ in the east. The border between the two is Genoa, the biggest and most important city in Liguria, which was declared as "Europan Capital of Culture" in 2004. Further well-known cities in Liguria are: Portofino, Rapallo, Sanremo, La Spezia, Savona, Alassio, Imperia and Ventimiglia. The most famous villages are the Cinque Terre in the east of Liguria.


Liguria is an attractive destination with big contrasts between mountains and the sea and one of the most extraordinary coastal parts of the Mediterranean Sea. Here you have beaches, little bays and cliff lines, vivid seaports, vibrant fishing villages as well as sophisticated coastal towns. Medieval mountain villages in the back land represent an interesting contrast.


Liguria is famous for its tourism, wine and olive oil. A culinary specialty of the Ligurian cuisine is the “Pesto alla Genovese“. Furthermore Liguria is popular for outdoor-sportsmen because of the mild climate all year round.


In Liguria you can find a variety of artistic and cultural sites, the pure Italian lifestyle, the „Dolce Far Niente“ as well as culinary pleasures and typical regional produce.


Highlights of Liguria are:


? UNESCO-World Heritage Site Cinque Terre

? Genoa - European Capital of Culture 2004

? Sophisticated Portofino & Santa Margherita Ligure

? Peninsula of Sestri Levante

port cities Savona and La Spezia

Sanremo close to the French border

… and a lot more…