In the northwest of Italy lies the region Liguria (Liguria). The region lies on the coast and borders France to the west, Piedmont to the north and Tuscany to the east. Liguria lies on the Ligurian Sea, which is part of the Mediterranean Sea.
The Ligurian coast is almost sub-tropical and teems with beautiful harbor towns.
This is also an excellent opportunity for those who want to spend a nice day at the beach!
Noli belongs together with other villages 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, you can see the old Palazzi, towers, historic buildings and many beautiful Ligurian streets and corners. You can reach the old town directly from the beach promenade. Besides 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 for 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 mountain hikers there is the cooler low season. The high season is especially for those who like to swim and sunbathe on the beach. There is a good sandy 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 which 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 a footpath and a railway line. The villages all date from the late Middle Ages and are characterized by the typical buildings and the richly colored houses on the coast.
Portofino is a small town on the Italian Riviera. The small port of Portofino is considered one of the most beautiful ports on the Mediterranean Sea. Portofino is situated on a mountainous peninsula. The Monte di Portofino is the highest peak (612 meters).
Finalborgo, the last village
It is very appropriate: our wonderful 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 of Italy so. An absolute must for those who spend their holidays in Liguria, but also want to spend a day at the sea! Arrivederci!
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