In the northwest of Italy lies the Liguria region (Liguria). The region is located on the coast and borders France in the west, to piedmont in the north and tuscany in the east. Liguria is located on the Ligurian Sea; this is part of the Mediterranean.
The Ligurian coast, flower riviera
The Ligurian coast is almost sub-tropical and teeming with beautiful harbour towns.
This is also an excellent opportunity for those who want to take a nice day at the beach!
Noli and other villages belong to the ‘Il borghi pui bella d’Italia’ union. This is awarded to the most beautiful villages in Italy. We can only recommend you to discover the village on foot. If you walk through the streets of Noli on foot, you can see the old Palazzi, towers, historic buildings and many beautiful Ligurian streets and corners. You can get directly into the old town from the beach promenade. In addition to the Porta, the Piazza of the Palazzo della Republica is also a special attraction. With the 33 meter high Torre Comunale it certainly impresses the visitors of the city. Even the 40 meter high stone towers are a dominant characteristic of the panorama of this city.
The area around Noli offers many opportunities for hiking and mountain biking. The road from Noli to Spotorno is one of the most beautiful routes you can find here. It takes you through the most beautiful Mediterranean landscape. For hikers there is the cooler pre- and post-season. The high season is especially for those who like to go swimming and sunbathing on the beach. There is a good sand and pebble beach that stretches along the coast and it is one of the most popular beaches on the Riviera di Ponente. There are palm trees along the beach that is located at the foot of the wooded hilly landscape.
Cinque Terre consists of five villages along the Italian coast: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. In 1997, the villages were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The villages are connected by means of a footpath and a railway line. The villages all date from the late Middle Ages and stand out because of the typical buildings and the richly coloured houses on the coast.
Portofino is a small town on the Italian Riviera. The port of Portofino is considered one of the most beautiful ports on the Mediterranean. Portofino is located on a mountainous peninsula. The Monte di Portofino is the highest top (612 meters).
Finalborgo, the last village
It is very appropriate: our amazing journey through Piedmont and Liguria ends in a village with the telling name Finalborgo – ‘the last village’. Finalborgo is ‘uno dei borghi più belli d’Italia’, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. An absolute must for those who celebrate holidays in Liguria, but also want a day of something other than lying by the sea! Arrivederci!
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