Two seaside villages, connected by the New Marina, that have always been in the heart of Italian and foreign tourists

Varazze and Celle Ligure have what a tourist wants: a Blue flag sea, a lively centre full of shops, a rich calendar of events and tranquillity just round the corner. After a memorable stretch of the Via Aurelia – the Plains of Invrea – reaching Varazze from the east you will have an overall view roaming from the glimmering sea up to the new Marina.

You can also go there on a bike, along the very beautiful Waterfront Europe cycling track, a former railway line, a route that runs amid white and dark rocks, tunnels and little bays that prompt you to dive in. In Varazze the sea is at the centre of everything.

With its 80 hotels, long beaches and many bathing establishments, opportunities for summer and winter surfing and the promenade kept like a garden of palm trees and flowers, now it also has a fabulous dock for mooring yachts and sailboats, but also for experiencing Liguria in a glamorous way. With lounge bars, restaurants, fishing tourism and fashion, the new Marina of Varazze in a few years has become a second soul of the town. In the hinterland there is the Desert Hermitage, a seventeenth-century Carmelite monastery, where in addition to making a visit you can purchase natural products prepared by the monks.

Celle Ligure, a typical seaside village, with the façades of the houses coloured green, pink and orange, trompe l’oeil trompe shutters and long and well served beaches, boutiques and elegant little restaurants. A portrait of Liguria that continues in the beautiful inland hamlets terraced with olive trees and fields of basil.