Friday, April 25, 2014

Hotspots Along Italy's Ligurian Coast

Stretching from the Cinque Terre to Monaco and France, Italy's Ligurian Coast is a narrow strip of land squelched between the sea and the Alps and the Apennines Mountains. This is the Italian Riviera with seaside promenades, charming fishing villages painted in exotic palettes of pastel yellow and orange, medieval centers and cliffside vineyards set against the cerulean Mediterranean.

 Check out these hotspots along Italy's Ligurian Coast:

La Spezia
La Spezia is the gateway to the Cinque Terre region and make a great base for exploring the Cinque Terre National Park.

Cinque Terre
Consisting of five remote seaside villages, speckled with coral, sage and egg-plant hued buildings, dangling from cliffs mirrored on the crystal waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Cinque Terre moves the heart like few places in the world. Nearly inaccessible by car, the Cinque Terre provides a uniquely intimate experience, a hidden gem for your honeymoon or romantic vacation.

Considered to be one of the most perfect and photogenic fishing ports on the Mediterranean, the harbor is surrounded by restaurants and boutiques.

Known as the birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center. Visitors will find a plethora of hidden gems behind cosy alleyways, palaces and museums. With pastel-colored terracotta-roofed houses, artistic churches, lovely seaside villas, and also several luxurious boutiques, Genoa is a must see if you want to experience the "quintessential" Italy.

San Remo
Founded in Roman times, this sun-dappled Mediterranean resort offers a casino, Riviera-style grandeur, a long stretch of beach and flowers! San Remo is known as one of the most elegant resorts along the Italian Riviera and is a favorite of European High Society, particularly the Russian nobility.

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