Liguria – Italy

“Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.”


 – Anna Akhmatova, poet

Cinque Terre
Caletta - Lerici

LIGURIA – Italian Riviera

The Italian Riviera, or Ligurian Riviera (Italian Riviera ligure) is the narrow coastal strip which lies between the Ligurian Sea and the mountain chain formed by the Maritime Alps and the Apennines. Longitudinally it extends from the border with France and the French Riviera (or Côte d’Azur) near Ventimiglia to Punta Corvo (also known as Punta Bianca) which marks the eastern end of the Gulf of La Spezia and is close to the border with Tuscany.

Italian Riviera is famous for its particularly mild climate and relaxed way of life which, together with the charm of its old fishing ports and the beauty of its landscape, has made it a popular destination for travellers and tourists since the time of Byron and Shelley.

Many villages and towns in the area are internationally known, such as Portofino, Bordighera, Lerici and the Cinque Terre.

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Portovenere, Italy


Listed by New York Times as one of the top 45 most beautiful places to visit on earth and one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, Portovenere is one of the most beautiful and romantic villages of the Italian Riviera!

Although it is not one of the Cinque Terre, Portovenere’s brightly coloured tower-houses lend it a similar picturesque appearance to one of its famous neighbouring fishing villages. Indeed, the town and its unique setting form one of the most attractive and easily accessible sights on this coastline.

Portovenere, Italy
Portovenere, Italy
Portovenere, Italy
Portovenere, Italy