Liguria, located along Italy’s stunning northwest coast, is one of the country’s most charming and attractive regions. With its breath-taking landscapes, crystal clear sea, medieval villages and rich culinary culture, Liguria offers a unique combination of natural beauty and authentic Italian charm.
Once you arrive here as guests of our relais in Liguria, you will discover why this region is one of the most sought-after destinations in Italy.
One of Liguria’s defining characteristics is its spectacular coastline, which stretches over 300 kilometres. Its beaches of fine sand and pebbles overlook the Ligurian Sea, inviting visitors to relax in the sun and take a dip in the crystalline waters. In addition to popular seaside resorts such as Alassio, Sanremo and Portofino, Liguria is dotted with small fishing villages and secluded coves, offering tranquil atmosphere and unspoilt natural surroundings.
Liguria is also famous for its enchanting medieval towns. Cervo, Dolceacqua, Finalborgo and Bussana Vecchia are just some of the hidden gems found between the coast and the inland hills. These small towns are characterized by narrow cobbled streets, charming squares, ancient castles, and spectacular panoramic views. Exploring them means immersing yourself in the history and tradition of the region and living a unique experience.
Liguria is a land of contrasts, able to satisfy every type of traveller. If you are passionate about history and culture, you cannot miss fascinating cities such as Genoa, with its historic centre declared a World Heritage Site, or the medieval cities of Noli and Albenga, rich in architectural treasures and ancient atmosphere.
But the beauty of Liguria is not limited only to its coasts, cities, and towns. The Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-see attraction. Its cliffs overlooking the sea, the panoramic paths and the terraced vineyards create a unique and fascinating environment. You can explore the hiking trails that connect the five coastal towns of the Cinque Terre and admire breath-taking views along the way. The Portofino Regional Natural Park, with its rocky cliffs, panoramic paths, and rich Mediterranean vegetation, is also an ideal place for excursions and walks. Furthermore, the whole region offers a variety of outdoor activities for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts. You can enjoy hiking, climbing, mountain biking and sailing, among other things. And the whole area also boasts a well-developed network of hiking trails, allowing you to explore its natural beauty in an active and engaging way.
Liguria is also known for its delicious cuisine. Pesto alla Genovese, prepared with fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, is one of the most famous dishes of the region. Also try the focaccia, the stuffed anchovies, the fresh seafood and the local wines like Pigato and Vermentino. Every bite will take you on a culinary journey where you can enjoy the authentic flavours and gastronomic traditions of Liguria.
In addition, Liguria offers a wide range of outdoor activities for nature and sports lovers. You can go hiking, climbing, mountain biking and sailing, among others. The region also has a well-developed network of hiking trails where you can actively experience the natural beauty of the region up close.
Liguria is a destination that captures the heart of every visitor. Its combination of breathtaking landscapes, cultural richness, authentic cuisine and warm hospitality makes it one of the most beautiful regions in Italy. Whether you are looking for relaxation on the beaches, adventures in nature or an unforgettable cultural experience, Liguria will welcome you with open arms and give you precious memories.
Liguria is also renowned for its delicious cuisine. Genoese pesto, prepared with fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, is one of the most famous dishes of the region. Do not miss tasting the focaccia, stuffed anchovies, fresh seafood, and local wines such as Pigato and Vermentino. Each bite will take you on a culinary journey that celebrates the authentic flavours and gastronomic traditions of Liguria.
But Liguria is also a land of events and traditions. Throughout the year, numerous festivals are held to celebrate local culture, food and wine and traditions. You will be able to participate in medieval festivals, wine tastings, religious processions and much more, discovering the authenticity and vitality of the region.
Finally, Liguria’s strategic position makes it an ideal starting point for exploring other Italian destinations. You can easily reach nearby Tuscany, with its cities of art such as Florence and Pisa or immerse yourself in the magic of the French Côte d’Azur.
Liguria is a destination that wins the heart of anyone who visits it. Its combination of breath-taking landscapes, cultural richness, authentic cuisine, and warm hospitality makes it one of the most beautiful regions in Italy. Whether you are looking for relaxation on the beaches, outdoor adventures or an unforgettable cultural experience, Liguria is ready to welcome you with open arms and give you precious memories. Plan your visit to Relais del Maro and get ready to discover one of the most beautiful regions in Italy!