From Riviera Ligure di Ponente to Riviera Ligure di Levante we offer you a visit of 10 villages easily reachable from the coast in the direction of inland

Liguria has got many beautiful villages. We suggest ten of them, from Riviera Ligure di Ponente to Riviera Ligure di Levante. If you love photography, don't let the camera at home!

The medieval village of Dolceacqua is close to Ventimiglia and will not disappoint you. You can park your car, walk and reach the top of the village, where there is the Castello dei Doria. The craft shops and small souvenir shops you will find in this village will enchant you. We also suggest you to try Rossese, the wine of Dolceacqua.

Not far from Dolceacqua there is Apricale, another of the most beautiful villages in Italy. We advise you to park your car and head towards the main square of the village. You will find many typical restaurants where to eat the delicious Ligurian specialities and artisan workshops where you will find objects in wood, slate and glass skilfully worked by the local artists. In Apricale you will find many places where to take beautiful pictures.

Another village in the surrounding area is Pigna. In autumn, the nature of this place is even more beautiful than in other seasons. From there you can also see Castelvittorio. Pigna is medieval, reserved, perched, with very suggestive stone alleys, which are lost in arcades and stairs. You will hardly notice the climb that you will do because you will be focused on the details of the village. Here we recommend you to buy the typical beans of Pigna.

The village of Colletta di Castelbianco is in the province of Savona. This is also considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The village had been destroyed by an earthquake, but was rebuilt at the end of the last century. Here the houses are all colorful and the windows all blue with a white frame. The houses and streets are made of old stone, the interiors are in modern style, equipped with comfort and technology.

The village of Zuccarello has also maintained its medieval appearance. The Romanesque bridge over the Neva River is one of the most characteristic and famous points of Zuccarello. From the supreme gate of the village you will be able to see Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena.

Also in the province of Savona there is Sassello, which is very quiet, with many small houses typical of the Ligurian Riviera, some noble palaces and many churches and chapels. Sassello is part of the beautiful Beigua UNESCO Global Geopark. If you come to Sassello in autumn will have the opportunity to taste the porcini mushrooms, which grow among the beautiful woods that surround the village. In addition, throughout the year you can taste the Amaretti di Sassello, the typical dessert of the village.

Moving around the Riviera Ligure di Levante, we recommend you to visit the village of Varese Ligure. The village is beautiful all year round, but if you love colours we should visit it in autumn. Here you can buy and eat certified organic products from the valley. The local meat and cheeses are very good.

Behind the Cinque Terre you will find the village of Brugnato, with its pastel-coloured houses. The village is very well maintained and deserves a visit.

Another village that you should discover is Montemarcello di Ameglia, another of the most beautiful villages in Italy. It is almost on the border between Liguria and Tuscany. This quiet village, which has Roman origins, is very quiet. Here you can take beautiful walks and find many places to take wonderful pictures. Don't forget to get to the panoramic point and enjoy the view!