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Spend your Summer Holidays 2010 by the Ligurian Sea

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  • Luglio 16, 2010

Liguria is a land full of colors, tastes and aromas to discover slowly. Here visitors can find any kind of landscape, from the mountains to the sea, from the hills to the rivers and woods.

Also known as “The Italian Riviera”, the region of Liguria boasts of several cliffs and rocks plunging shear into the sea, seaside villages, mountains and undersea landscapes offering a kaleidoscope of discoveries and thrills.

Liguria is really famous for its deep blue sea and, as a matter of fact, has some of the most beautiful beaches and bays in Italy. With a 300 km long coastline, the region offers a wide choice for enjoying its beautiful sea, nature and landscapes: an alternation of sandy beaches, cliffs, rocks and coves. A peaceful and relaxing land where visitors will have the chance to spend their ideal summer holidays.

For example, the Riviera di Levante reveals the many fascinating towns and villages of the Golfo del Tigullio, surrounded by luxuriant nature, especially Portofino, a seaside resort lying in a charming natural bay.

In addition, at the tip of the Riviera di Levante lies the Cinque Terre, a National Park and protected marine environment, a protected area that ensures conservation of local architecture and landscapes, its typical products and timeless lifestyles. The area of the Cinque Terre and its sea represent a unique breathtaking natural spectacle. Wonderful beaches, beautiful cliffs and crystal sea waters make the Cinque Terre one of the most welcoming areas of the East Ligurian Riviera.

Furthermore, noteworthy and beautiful bays of the region are the San Fruttuoso beach in Camogli, the Spiaggia di Paraggi, the Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante, the Baia dei Saraceni in Varigotti and La Spiaggia in Zoagli, all of them located very close to Genoa and all representing unique, picturesque places.

The gulf of La Spezia, known also as the “Gulf of the Poets” is a strip of land from Lerici to Porto Venere, including promontories, shores, jagged coasts, deep blue sea, ancient towns and wild nature. No visit to the Gulf of the Poets would be complete without visiting seaside villages like Tellaro, San Terenzo, Fezzano, Le Grazie.

Liguria has also an archipelago of islands, located along the coast: in the Riviera di Ponente, the Gallinara Island is placed near the city of Savona, which is also a Regional Park. In the province of Savona, it is also possible to visit the Island of Bergeggi, with a natural environment including the Mediterranean scrub and cliffs.

Also La Spezia archipelago includes three islands: Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. However, only Palmaria Island can be reached by a ferry service. Since 1997, Palmaria with Tino and Tinetto, Porto Venere and Cinque Terre have been included in the UNESCO world heritage list.

In short, in Liguria visitors will have a wide array of places to discover, beaches where to spend relaxing moments, ancient typical towns to visit, deep blue sea to dive in.

Liguria is all this and much else besides, a land to discover, to experience and to love.

Further information about beaches in Liguria are available on the new useful tourist guide to Liguria, www.aboutliguria.com.

More info about Islands in Liguria

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