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The Italian Riviera Travel Guide

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Plan Your The Italian Riviera Vacation

Nestled between the south of France and the Tuscan border lies the region of Liguria, with verdant and lush mountains to the north and east, and the sapphire blue Mediterranean to the south and west. What lies in between is a land of lush vegetation, medieval hilltop hamlets, panoramic vistas, colorful seaside villages, pristine beaches, and one of Italy’s most underrated cities.

Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Walking the Cinque Terre Hike the famous Cinque Terre trails past gravity-defying vineyards, rock-perched villages, and the deep blue sea.
  2. Portofino See the world through rose-tinted sunglasses at this glamorous little harbor village.
  3. Genoa's historical center and port From the palaces of Via Garibaldi to the labyrinthine backstreets of the old city to the world-class aquarium, the city is full of surprising delights.
  4. Giardini Botanici Hanbury A spectacular natural setting harbors one of Italy's largest, most exotic botanical gardens.
  5. Pesto The basil-rich sauce was invented in Liguria, and it's never been equaled elsewhere.

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