The Italian Riviera Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Italian Riviera - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Portofino 5

San Remo 4

Portovenere 2

Camogli 2

Albisola Marina 2

Giardini Botanici Hanbury 2

Lerici 1

Finale Ligure 1

Bordighera 1

La Spezia 1

Chiavari 1

Albenga 1

Imperia 1

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Cave 2

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Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 4

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Abbazia di San Fruttuoso

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A medieval stronghold built by the Benedictines of Monte Cassino protects a minuscule fishing village that can be reached only on foot...

Balzi Rossi

  • Cave

Prehistoric humans left traces of their lives and magic rites in the Balzi Rossi (Red Rocks), caves carved in the sheer rock. You can...


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For a look at some of the Riviera's mountain scenery, make an excursion by car to this attractive village in the middle of an area rich...

Bussana Vecchia

  • Town/Village

In the hills where flowers are cultivated for export, this self-consciously picturesque former ghost town is a flourishing artists' colony.

Castello Brown

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From the harbor, follow the signs for the climb to Castello Brown—the most worthwhile sight in Portofino—with its medieval relics,...

Castello di Lerici

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The promontory is dominated by this13th-century Pisan castle that now houses a museum of paleontology and offers a suberb position for...

Castello di San Giorgio

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The remains of this massive 13th-century castle atop a small hill above the modern town now house a small museum dedicated to local archaeology.

Cristo Salvatore, Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, e San Serafino di Sarov

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This onion-dome Russian Orthodox church testifies to a long Russian presence on the Italian Riviera. Russian empress Maria Alexandrovna,...

Giardini Botanici Hanbury

  • Garden/Arboretum

Mortola Inferiore, only 2 km (1 mile) from the French border, is the site of the world-famous Giardini Botanici Hanbury (Hanbury Botanical...

Grotto Arpaia

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Lord Byron (1788–1824) is said to have written Childe Harold's Pilgrimage in Portovenere. Near the entrance to the huge, strange...