There are things you can do only in Liguria. Here is a list of top ten that share the sea as a common thread:

  • A 24-kilometre cycle path by the seafront:
    On the west Riviera, along the old railway tracks there’s a cycleway that goes through 8 coastal villages. Starting from San Lorenzo al Mare to Ospedaletti, it is a relatively flat cycle route perfect for families, easy for children, where you can also find bike rental, restaurants and cafes.
  • Discover Liguria from the sea.
    For those who wants to reach the Ligurian shores from the sea, the coast skyline is definitely impressive. Boat trips start frequently from each port and it is quite easy to find boat rentals for a unique experience on the ligurian sea waves.
  • Play with your pet in a dog-friendly beach
    Find a pet-friendly beach resort. In Liguria there are plenty!
  • Enjoy an aperitivo by the seaside
    You can enjoy it everywhere in Liguria. No matter if it is a small sea town or a bigger city, you can taste a glass of bianchetto wine and feast on delicious paper cones full of frisceu and panissa (fried fish and chickpeas croquettes) lingering on amazing landscapes.
  • Dive and explore wonderful seabeds and the Cristo degli Abissi statue
    There are a few charming diving spots in Liguria but you can find a very particular one in the Portofino’s Marine Protected Area. Between Camogli and Portofino, 15 m deep into the San Fruttuoso bay’s seabed, there is a huge bronze statue: the Cristo degli Abissi.
  • Go for a swim into the Portofino’s stretch of water
    Swim into the Portofino’s Marine Protected Area and near Cinque Terre, in front of the world wide famous piazzetta where people from the international jet set chill out.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for whales and dolphins with whalewatching in Ligurian sea?
    The Ligurian Sea is in one of the richest place in sea life of the Mediterranean. Santuario Pelagos is the first international protected area of the Mediterranean for the marine environment defence. Whalewatching boats leave from many ports of Liguria for a very entertaining boat trip for adults and children.
  • Pamper yourself at the beach resorts
    Go for the classic beach chair and umbrella or choose one of the services the beach resorts provides for your fitness or sport training. Find the most organized beach clubs and treat yourself to a day of sunshine, sea and wellness.
  • Stroll through the fishermen towns with your nose in the air
    Along the ligurian coast you can discover the real seafaring roots of many villages, less crowded with tourists. In these places you can find family run trattorie, the real keepers of the good old food recipes.
  • Trekking along the Cinque Terre paths
    Recall the poems of Eugenio Montale among the Mediterranean scrub and lemon trees scent, Cinque Terre is like a dream. You can take pictures of cats slumbering on fishing boats in sea villages, of coloured buildings and steep vineyards.