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- Italy's most beautiful sandy beaches
- Whale watching
- Old Town of Genoa
- Caves of Toirano
- Ligurian dishes
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Vacation rentals in Liguria
Liguria as a holiday region captivates by the most beautiful beaches of Italy, the dreamy coastal villages and the breathtaking mountain world in the background. Therefore you are spoilt for choice here between holiday apartments directly on the beach, apartments in the middle of a historic city centre or holiday houses situated a little higher and not far from the hiking trails.From small and large accommodations
Take advantage of the wide range of holiday accommodation for the perfect holiday in Liguria. Besides cosy apartments and apartments directly at the coast you can also rent a holiday house with garden or a whole finca with park-like landscape. In Liguria it is also customary for the apartment complexes to have a porter available to answer your questions and provide services.The holiday domicile with extra equipment
Most of the apartments have a terrace facing the seashore, from where you can breathe in the fresh sea air early in the morning in deep breaths. In addition, the cottages are equipped with garden and sometimes also with their own pool. Some landlords also offer a shuttle service and bicycle rental.
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Location and orientation
Liguria is an area located directly on the Mediterranean Sea, in the west of Northern Italy. This region includes the provinces of Savona, Imperia, La Spezia and Genoa. In the west, the Italian holiday region borders directly on France and in the north, the Piedmont region begins. The capital of Liguria is Genoa.The two parts of the Riviera
The Italian Riviera of Liguria consists of the Riviera die Ponente, which stretches from France to Genoa, and the Riviera di Levante. The hinterland with the Alps is called the Ligurian Apennines. In addition to Genoa, La Spezia, Alassio, Rapallo and Savona are well-known cities on the Ligurian Riviera.Travel by ship to Liguria
The holiday region can be easily reached by plane via the airport in Genoa as well as by train. There is also the possibility of sailing to Liguria from Corsica, Sardinia or Sicily. There are even ferry connections to Morocco and Tunisia in North Africa and Barcelona in Spain.
Travelers and Activities
The beaches of Liguria are considered the most beautiful in Italy. The finest white sand, mysterious bays and crystal clear water await you here. The most popular beach of Liguria is the Baia dei Saraceni in Varigotti, where there is emerald green sea and the cliff of Capo Noli. In the village of Sestri Levante, on the long headland, you will find two unique beaches decorated with colourful fishing boats.Cycling and hiking along the coast
The Pista Ciclabile is the most beautiful cycle path in the Mediterranean. The route runs between San Lorenzo al Mare and Ospetaletti along a former railway line and is about 20 kilometres long. The Cinque Terre National Park is an inviting place to hike, offering not only a magnificent landscape but also a number of stops in charming coastal towns.A holiday region for boaters and whale watchers
In the coastal area of Liguria you can rent a boat everywhere and enjoy the wonderful view along the coast. In addition, you should definitely take a whale watching tour that is unique to the Mediterranean. There are many species of whales living along the coast, so you are 90% likely to return home with spectacular holiday photos and unforgettable memories. The boat trips start from Imperia, Andora and Finale Ligure and last five hours.
One of the most famous Ligurians is certainly the famous navigator Christopher Columbus, who was born around 1451 in Genoa.
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Genoa has an interesting historical centre with many narrow cobbled streets, beautiful squares and beautiful Baroque and Renaissance buildings. The Cathedral of San Lorenzo dates from the 14th century and presents different architectural styles as well as valuable paintings and sculptures inside. Visit also the museums Palazzo Rosse and Palazzo Bianco, where precious furniture and works of art are exhibited.2. Gain an insight into the world of marine life
The Aquarium of Genoa, which is the second largest aquarium in Europe, offers a good mix of knowledge and entertainment. It houses around 15,000 animals in 70 exhibition basins, including a wide variety of fish species and marine mammals, as well as reptiles, birds and amphibians. A highlight is the coral reef in the shark tank. You can also see dolphins, seals, manatees, jellyfish and penguins.3. The largest tourist attraction in the country
The Toirano Caves are over 50 caves that are visited annually by around 150,000 visitors. You are just behind Toirano, in the foothills of a limestone massif. Also worth seeing is the cave Della Básura, which used to be home to cave bears. The scratch marks, paw prints and bone remains of the former inhabitants can still be seen here today.4 The English Garden in Italy
The Hanbury Gardens were founded by Thomas Hanbury from London. The garden is situated on the Mortlola promontory not far from the hamlet of Latte di Ventimiglia and offers a number of magnificent viewpoints thanks to its exposed location. The variety of plants includes about six thousand different species, on the one hand from Mediterranean regions, such as olive trees, rosemary and broom, and on the other hand from exotic areas, such as cacti and yucca palms. It is also interesting to know that the ancient Roman road leads through the gardens.5. Dine well and enjoy life
Ligurian cuisine is one of the most delicious in Italy. Famous are the Genoese Pestos, which are eaten with spaghetti al dente. Of course there are also many fish dishes on the Ligurian coast. In addition, mushroom pies, mussels filled with cheese and rice cakes are a poem. You should also try a good drop of wine with your dish, such as the dry white wine Sciacchetrà or a red Rossese di Dolceacqua.
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The corona crisis heavily impacted holidays in 2020. Last year, rentals in Liguria had an annual average price of around $152.47 per night.
Travelers who want to be budget-friendly should visit Liguria in January, March, and February, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $128.95, $135.22, and $135.69 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
Following the data observed in 2020, costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of August ($186.18), July ($178.7), and April ($156.23).
Here, last-minute travelers are welcome, because the average availability in Liguria is 56%, which is above average for Italy, according to data from 2020.
The best months to find available accommodation in Liguria are May (the average amount of properties that are free reached 72.2% of the total in 2020), April (72%), and June (62%).
The months with the lowest properties available in Liguria are, in order, August, July, and September with respective average availability figures of 26.8%, 42.25%, and 54.75%, based on data collected in 2020.
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