Each area of the Italian Riviera is different! Visit the capital of the region, Genova – the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. When staying in our Genova hotels, you’ll be staying in what was once one of the most powerful ports in Europe! Explore the old town, with its beautifully preserved marble streets, palaces and gardens and renaissance buildings.
Portofino has a charming harbour, relax at a cafe in the piazzetta and watch the boats coming and going. Spend an afternoon walking through the Monte di Portofino Natural Park, with its pine and olive trees stretching down to the water’s edge. Scuba divers will love Portofino; reefs and ship wrecks make for perfect dives. Sanremo is famous for its flowers and the Festival della Canzone (Italian Music Festival).
From north to south, the fishing villages that make up The Cinque Terra are Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The villages are about two miles apart, a perfect distance to walk along the stunning coastal trail between the villages. One of the highlights of this region is sampling the local cuisine - seafood, and of course, the speciality - pesto!