Just outside Genoa, a sea village on the slopes of Monte Beigua

It takes just a few minutes by car or train to get out of the city and to the Riviera. Arenzano is the worldliest place, a gut full of shop windows, and Liberty villas in luxuriant parks. With a few steps you will be immersed in the green Park of Villa Negrotto Cambiaso, among centuries-old maritime pines, lakes in which swans are mirrored and close encounters with splendid peacocks.

Sport lovers cannot miss the appointment with the famous Maremonti, a race for families too, held in the middle of September on paths sheer over the sea. Underwater, instead, you can make the unbelievable dive to the wreck of the oil-tanker Haven sunk in 1991.

The inhabited area is dominated by the Sanctuary of Baby Jesus of Prague, a popular destination for pilgrims and tourists; not to be missed is the very beautiful permanent artistic manger in ceramics at Albisola. Along an old railway line amid tunnels and views of the sea, there is the recent cycle track that connects Arenzano to Varazze passing through Cogoleto with its long, broad and well equipped beaches. Very beautiful restoration of industrial archaeology has given new life to an old lime kiln that can be visited, the Bianchi Kiln, bearing witness to production for the fortifications at Calvi in Corsica and for the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa.

A tourist itinerary in the historic area tells its story through ceramic tiles. In the area there is the Sant'Anna Golf Club, an eighteen-hole course that experts consider one of the most beautiful in Europe. From the hinterland paths start for Monte Rama and Monte Beigua to be taken on foot, on horseback or on a mountain bike.