With the stunning backdrop of the Apennines, Liguria in the northwest of Italy has a rich and varied coastline ranging from the luxury villas of the Italian Riviera to the small fishing ports overshadowed by the majestic cliffs. Culture, lovely rolling hills, entertainment for the whole family, impressive mountains: all one has to do is choose.

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This gorgeous region is bordered by France (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) to the west, Piedmont to the north and Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany to the east. Its capital is Genoa, a bustling port city with astonishing properties and a medieval charm.

The beauty of its coastline will stay with you forever and you can enjoy it in one of our self catering accommodation options, including many villas with a private pool, villas near the beach, family villas or villas for couples. If you’re looking for an apartment with  pool, we’ll recommend Il Pergolato-Ambra which has two bedroom apartment with shared pool. Only 5km from the coast and close to the National Park you will be able to enjoy Ligurian places of interest.

One of the most impressive family villas is Villa Imperiale, elegantly furnished and surrounded by a large garden with cypresses and palm trees. Approximately 40 minutes away there is the Le Caravelle water park; other interesting places to visit are the Aquarium of Genoa, Bussana Vecchia (the Citta degli Artisti) and Triora (the Citta delle Streghe).

What about a romantic escape for two? With the option to do what you like, you can rent one of our villas for couples with full privacy and a lot of special facilities which will transform your holiday in an unforgettable one. Depending on your budget and needs, we’ve got a great line-up of luxury villas to rent, so it’s time to indulge your mind, body and spirit with a getaway to Liguria… But, first, let’s discover together how you can get here!

 How to get to Liguria

The region of Liguria is divided into four provinces of ImperiaSavonaGenoa and La Spezia. You can fly  to the main airport,  in Genoa. Thanks to national and international airlines’ flights, the airport in Genoa is connected with the main Italian and European cities. Also, Genova Piazza Principe and Genova Brignole stations are two of the most important Italian railway stations, so once you get here you can choose among different types of transportation.

Moreover, buses and trains link Genoa with many of the coastal towns and villages, the best way to access the Cinque Terre, which are closed to non-resident traffic. In summer, ferry services also hop from harbour to harbour.

Weather in Liguria – When is the best time to visit?

With 300 sunny days in the year, what else can you ask for? The weather in Liguria is influenced primarily by its proximity to the mountains in the north and the sea in the south. Grab your swim-suit and enjoy fine sandy beaches, clean waters as well as an Italian breakfast along the seafront. The ligurian Summer is characterized by temperatures between 25-29 degrees Celsius with mild nights near  the coast. For a restful and eventful vacation, you should book your holiday to travel in the Spring to enjoy the first warm days with a walk on the beach. The water temperature fluctuates between 14°C and 18°C from March to May.

The Autumn in Liguria means that the beach season is over and it’s time to take some splendid excursions over the mountains and enjoy fresh porcini  mushrooms, chestnuts and red wines. From December to February, temperatures in Liguria can rise up to 20 degrees thanks to the Alps and the Apennines which protect the region from cold winds. Also if you like winter sports, Liguria could be included in your traveler list.
Whether you travel by train or by car, your magnificent journey through the Ligurian region will be filled with exciting day trips and some of the most refined specialties from the Italian cuisine. Discover Portofino, Cinque Terre, Genoa, the sparkling Riviera di Levante and many others wonderful cities which are waiting to be explored.

 

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