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Liguria Information
Location of Liguria
Area: 5,420 km²
Population: 1.6 million
Density: 297/km²
Capital: Genoa

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Genova
    • Arenzano
      Avegno
      Bargagli
      Bogliasco
      Borzonasca
      Busalla
      Camogli
      Campo Ligure
      Campomorone
      Carasco
      Casarza Ligure
      Casella
      Castiglione Chiavarese
      Ceranesi
      Chiavari
      Cicagna
      Cogoleto
      Cogorno
      Coreglia Ligure
      Crocefieschi
      Davagna
      Fascia
      Favale di Malvaro
      Fontanigorda
      Genova
      Gorreto
      Isola del Cantone
      Lavagna
      Leivi
      Lorsica
      Lumarzo
      Masone
      Mele
      Mezzanego
      Mignanego
      Moconesi
      Moneglia
      Montebruno
      Montoggio
      Ne
      Neirone
      Orero
      Pieve Ligure
      Portofino
      Propata
      Rapallo
      Recco
      Rezzoaglio
      Ronco Scrivia
      Rondanina
      Rossiglione
      Rovegno
      San Colombano Certenoli
      Santa Margherita Ligure
      Santo Stefano d'Aveto
      Sant'Olcese
      Savignone
      Serra Riccò
      Sestri Levante
      Sori
      Tiglieto
      Torriglia
      Tribogna
      Uscio
      Valbrevenna
      Vobbia
      Zoagli

  • Imperia
    • Airole
      Apricale
      Aquila d'Arroscia
      Armo
      Aurigo
      Badalucco
      Bajardo
      Bordighera
      Borghetto d'Arroscia
      Borgomaro
      Camporosso
      Caravonica
      Carpasio
      Castel Vittorio
      Castellaro
      Ceriana
      Cervo
      Cesio
      Chiusanico
      Chiusavecchia
      Cipressa
      Civezza
      Cosio d'Arroscia
      Costarainera
      Diano Arentino
      Diano Castello
      Diano Marina
      Diano San Pietro
      Dolceacqua
      Dolcedo
      Imperia
      Isolabona
      Lucinasco
      Mendatica
      Molini di Triora
      Montalto Ligure
      Montegrosso Pian Latte
      Olivetta San Michele
      Ospedaletti
      Perinaldo
      Pietrabruna
      Pieve di Teco
      Pigna
      Pompeiana
      Pontedassio
      Pornassio
      Prelà
      Ranzo
      Rezzo
      Riva Ligure
      Rocchetta Nervina
      San Bartolomeo al Mare
      San Biagio della Cima
      San Lorenzo al Mare
      Sanremo
      Santo Stefano al Mare
      Seborga
      Soldano
      Taggia
      Terzorio
      Triora
      Vallebona
      Vallecrosia
      Vasia
      Ventimiglia
      Vessalico
      Villa Faraldi

  • La Spezia
    • Ameglia
      Arcola
      Beverino
      Bolano
      Bonassola
      Borghetto di Vara
      Brugnato
      Calice al Cornoviglio
      Carro
      Carrodano
      Castelnuovo Magra
      Deiva Marina
      Follo
      Framura
      La Spezia
      Lerici
      Levanto
      Maissana
      Monterosso al Mare
      Ortonovo
      Pignone
      Portovenere
      Riccò del Golfo di Spezia
      Riomaggiore
      Rocchetta di Vara
      Santo Stefano di Magra
      Sarzana
      Sesta Godano
      Varese Ligure
      Vernazza
      Vezzano Ligure
      Zignago

  • Savona
    • Alassio
      Albenga
      Albisola Superiore
      Albissola Marina
      Altare
      Andora
      Arnasco
      Balestrino
      Bardineto
      Bergeggi
      Boissano
      Borghetto Santo Spirito
      Borgio Verezzi
      Bormida
      Cairo Montenotte
      Calice Ligure
      Calizzano
      Carcare
      Casanova Lerrone
      Castelbianco
      Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena
      Celle Ligure
      Cengio
      Ceriale
      Cisano sul Neva
      Cosseria
      Dego
      Erli
      Finale Ligure
      Garlenda
      Giustenice
      Giusvalla
      Laigueglia
      Loano
      Magliolo
      Mallare
      Massimino
      Millesimo
      Mioglia
      Murialdo
      Nasino
      Noli
      Onzo
      Orco Feglino
      Ortovero
      Osiglia
      Pallare
      Piana Crixia
      Pietra Ligure
      Plodio
      Pontinvrea
      Quiliano
      Rialto
      Roccavignale
      Sassello
      Savona
      Spotorno
      Stella
      Stellanello
      Testico
      Toirano
      Tovo San Giacomo
      Urbe
      Vado Ligure
      Varazze
      Vendone
      Vezzi Portio
      Villanova d'Albenga
      Zuccarello

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Province of Genova, Liguria
Piazza de Ferrari, Genova - Photo: Hpschaefer
A varied landscape stretching only a short distance between the sea and the land the province of Genova covers an area of just over 1800 sq.km. It borders the Ligurian provinces of Savona to the east and La Spezia to the west with the region of Piemonte to the north and the Ligurain sea to the south. The province of Genoa is the most heavily populated in the region of Liguria.
Genova Province
Province of Genova, Liguria

The coastline is beautiful and, taking in part of the famous Riviera di Levante, it is interspersed with stunning high class seaside resorts such Portofino, Rapallo and Camogli. Sandy beaches, enchanting bays and rocky caves, all with a backdrop of rich green trees, vivid flowers and pastel buildings make this province a popular holiday destination which is also blessed with a mild climate. The province is famous for its pretty ports and sailing is a big activity here with the rich and famous arriving in their super yachts during the summer months.

From the coast the land has dense vegetation and rises steadily until, after a short distance it reaches sheer cliffs which stretch up to the Alps and the Apennines. The whole landscape is vivid with trees, flowers, wild herbs, terraced olive groves and vineyards as well as colourful, picturesque villages dotted here and there.

Pesto, made from basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts and salt originates from this province and simply served with linguine or spaghetti it has become well known and loved world wide.

Genoa
Genoa is one of the biggest Euopean cities on the shores of the Mediterranean sea and it is the largest seaport in Italy. It is a long, narrow, sprawling city covering an area of 243 sq.km and has 30 kilometres of coastline.


Via Garibaldi, Genova - Photo: Cristina da Procida

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Bogliasco
An ancient fishing village a few miles south of Genoa this is a picturesque resort with a black sand beach. It is peaceful and pretty with coloured houses spilling down towards the beach. In the centre there is the 12th century Church of Natività di Maria Santissima.


Bogliasco - Photo: Sidvics

Camogli
Once a busy seaport, Camogli is now a small fishing village and a pretty holiday resort.

Ceranesi
Not far from this small town you can find the Shrine of N.S. della Guardia which is a Roman Catholic place of pilgramage and an important Marian shrine. Sitting on top of Mount Figogna (804m) it was once an observation point for monitoring the movements of armies and ships as they approached Genoa.

Chiavari
Part of the Italian Riviera this town is historically and architecturally intersesting as well as being an elegant seaside resort. The town is packed with pastel coloured buildings, fashionable shops, interesting narrow streets, wide piazzas, lively bars and stylish restaurants.


Chiavari castle - Photo: vengomatto
    The main points of interest are:

  • Santuario di Nostra Signora dell'Orto - the town's cathedral
  • Castello di Chiavari - a medieval castle built in 1146
  • Auditorium San Francesco - this church was built between 1229 and 1234 and now belongs to the comune of Chiavari
  • Palazzo Rocca - a palace containing an important art gallery of Genoese art

Cogoleto
Famous for supposedly being the birthplace of Christopher Columbus.

Lavagna
A tourist port and part of the Italian Riviera this town has a long, straight, sandy beach which is packed during the summer months. It is famous for the its porcelain tiles which are black and white and can be used for floors or walls.

It has two 17th century Basilicas, the Basilica of Santo Stefano and the Basilica of Santa Giulia. There is also the 13th century Sanctuary of Nostra Signora del Ponte and the Torre del Borgo which is a medieval tower now home to an art gallery.

Moneglia
Another pretty tourist resort on the Italian Riviera.

Portofino
Portofino, a small fishing village located on the Italian Riviera south east of Genoa, is one of the favourite destinations of the rich and famous. It's tiny, picturesque, natural harbour is packed with superyachts during the summer months, and its attractive harbour-side restaurants, cafes and bars are full of celebrities and the inevitable paparazzi. The prices charged are not for the faint-hearted and the top Designer Label boutiques jossle for position among the other quaint, harbourside buildings.


Portofino - Photo: Michal Osmenda
    Rapallo
    Part of the Parco Naturale Regionale di Portofino this chic holiday resort has more to offer than sun, sea and sand:

  • Once surrounded by ancient walls and gates now only one gate remains, the Porta delle Saline
  • The Castello sul Mare was built in 1551 as a defence against frequent pirate attacks
  • The 17th century Castello di Punta Pagana is a seat of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
  • Basilica of Sts. Gervasius and Protasius with a leaning bell tower
  • The ruined Monastery of Valle Christi which was built in the 13th century but abandoned in 1568 after being ravaged by pirates
  • There is also the church of St. Francis of Assisi, the Sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Montallegro and two historical towers, Feischi and Torre Civica

Santa Margherita Ligure
This small port is used for fishing and tourist craft. It has a 16th century castle and the 17th century Basilica of St. Margaret of Antiochia. Just outside the town, towards Portofino is an interesting historical abbey called Abbazia della Cervara.

Santo Stefano d'Aveto
One of the interesting inland villages of the region it is one of five in the Aveto Natural Regional Park. It has the remains of a 13th centuyr castle and a sanctuary.

Sestri Levante
Halfway between Genoa and La Spezia this pretty town has two famous bays, Baia delle Favole (Bay of Fables) and Baia del Silenzio (Bay of Silence).

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Liguria Information
Location of Liguria
Area: 5,420 km²
Population: 1.6 million
Density: 297/km²
Capital: Genoa

Find a hotel in Liguria
Provinces
Comunes
  • Genova
    • Arenzano
      Avegno
      Bargagli
      Bogliasco
      Borzonasca
      Busalla
      Camogli
      Campo Ligure
      Campomorone
      Carasco
      Casarza Ligure
      Casella
      Castiglione Chiavarese
      Ceranesi
      Chiavari
      Cicagna
      Cogoleto
      Cogorno
      Coreglia Ligure
      Crocefieschi
      Davagna
      Fascia
      Favale di Malvaro
      Fontanigorda
      Genova
      Gorreto
      Isola del Cantone
      Lavagna
      Leivi
      Lorsica
      Lumarzo
      Masone
      Mele
      Mezzanego
      Mignanego
      Moconesi
      Moneglia
      Montebruno
      Montoggio
      Ne
      Neirone
      Orero
      Pieve Ligure
      Portofino
      Propata
      Rapallo
      Recco
      Rezzoaglio
      Ronco Scrivia
      Rondanina
      Rossiglione
      Rovegno
      San Colombano Certenoli
      Santa Margherita Ligure
      Santo Stefano d'Aveto
      Sant'Olcese
      Savignone
      Serra Riccò
      Sestri Levante
      Sori
      Tiglieto
      Torriglia
      Tribogna
      Uscio
      Valbrevenna
      Vobbia
      Zoagli

  • Imperia
    • Airole
      Apricale
      Aquila d'Arroscia
      Armo
      Aurigo
      Badalucco
      Bajardo
      Bordighera
      Borghetto d'Arroscia
      Borgomaro
      Camporosso
      Caravonica
      Carpasio
      Castel Vittorio
      Castellaro
      Ceriana
      Cervo
      Cesio
      Chiusanico
      Chiusavecchia
      Cipressa
      Civezza
      Cosio d'Arroscia
      Costarainera
      Diano Arentino
      Diano Castello
      Diano Marina
      Diano San Pietro
      Dolceacqua
      Dolcedo
      Imperia
      Isolabona
      Lucinasco
      Mendatica
      Molini di Triora
      Montalto Ligure
      Montegrosso Pian Latte
      Olivetta San Michele
      Ospedaletti
      Perinaldo
      Pietrabruna
      Pieve di Teco
      Pigna
      Pompeiana
      Pontedassio
      Pornassio
      Prelà
      Ranzo
      Rezzo
      Riva Ligure
      Rocchetta Nervina
      San Bartolomeo al Mare
      San Biagio della Cima
      San Lorenzo al Mare
      Sanremo
      Santo Stefano al Mare
      Seborga
      Soldano
      Taggia
      Terzorio
      Triora
      Vallebona
      Vallecrosia
      Vasia
      Ventimiglia
      Vessalico
      Villa Faraldi

  • La Spezia
    • Ameglia
      Arcola
      Beverino
      Bolano
      Bonassola
      Borghetto di Vara
      Brugnato
      Calice al Cornoviglio
      Carro
      Carrodano
      Castelnuovo Magra
      Deiva Marina
      Follo
      Framura
      La Spezia
      Lerici
      Levanto
      Maissana
      Monterosso al Mare
      Ortonovo
      Pignone
      Portovenere
      Riccò del Golfo di Spezia
      Riomaggiore
      Rocchetta di Vara
      Santo Stefano di Magra
      Sarzana
      Sesta Godano
      Varese Ligure
      Vernazza
      Vezzano Ligure
      Zignago

  • Savona
    • Alassio
      Albenga
      Albisola Superiore
      Albissola Marina
      Altare
      Andora
      Arnasco
      Balestrino
      Bardineto
      Bergeggi
      Boissano
      Borghetto Santo Spirito
      Borgio Verezzi
      Bormida
      Cairo Montenotte
      Calice Ligure
      Calizzano
      Carcare
      Casanova Lerrone
      Castelbianco
      Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena
      Celle Ligure
      Cengio
      Ceriale
      Cisano sul Neva
      Cosseria
      Dego
      Erli
      Finale Ligure
      Garlenda
      Giustenice
      Giusvalla
      Laigueglia
      Loano
      Magliolo
      Mallare
      Massimino
      Millesimo
      Mioglia
      Murialdo
      Nasino
      Noli
      Onzo
      Orco Feglino
      Ortovero
      Osiglia
      Pallare
      Piana Crixia
      Pietra Ligure
      Plodio
      Pontinvrea
      Quiliano
      Rialto
      Roccavignale
      Sassello
      Savona
      Spotorno
      Stella
      Stellanello
      Testico
      Toirano
      Tovo San Giacomo
      Urbe
      Vado Ligure
      Varazze
      Vendone
      Vezzi Portio
      Villanova d'Albenga
      Zuccarello

Liguria Flag
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