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Sightseeing in Liguria - what to see. Complete travel guide

Liguria is one of the most beautiful areas of Italy. The climate is perfect for growing flowers, so every town is literally strewn with colorful flower beds. Local towns are decorated with exotic ornamental plants, so each locality resembles a huge fragrant garden. However, tourists are attracted not only with the awesome nature of these places, but also with many monuments and magnificent beaches of the Italian Riviera.
Ligurian cuisine is sure to impress foodies who are fond of exquisite Mediterranean delicacies. It is a true culinary phenomenon that never ceases to amaze experienced chefs and gourmets. … Open
The beach area is conditionally divided on two zones: Eastern is called Riviera di Ponente and the Western is Riviera di Levante. The most popular beach resort is San Remo bearing a proud title of the capital of floriculture. The resort is an annual venue for the Festival of the Italian song. In the 19th century, there were built great concert halls, luxury hotels and casinos, as well as restaurants and clubs. In addition to various entertainment options, there are a lot of museums and art galleries in the modern city. Among the most visited cultural institutions, the Museo Civico and Rambaldi art gallery are notable. The ruins of Santuario Madonna della Costa represent one of the local architectural monuments; another object of interest is Villa Alfred Nobel currently converted into a museum.
Imperia is rich in architectural landmarks. Here you can see the Cathedral of San Maurizio that is the largest temple in the province, as well as the beautiful palace Doria built in the mid16th century. Nature lovers would like the town of Portofino with its picturesque olive groves, vineyards and palm thickets. The medieval castle of San Giorgio and the old lighthouse are located on one of high cliffs in tangle of cypress. This place is among the most visited in the country; the lighthouse is equipped with viewing platforms from which you can enjoy an unforgettable view of the surrounding area. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The wonderful province with its picturesque towns and fabulous nature would certainly appeal to those who can’t imagine their rest without tours to outstanding attractions. The most … Open
Those who want to enjoy the peace and privacy are recommended to go to the resort of Santa Margherita Ligure offering guests great beaches and a rich excursion program. Liguria is an ideal holiday destination for travelers with children, as well as for fans of gambling and nightlife.
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Map of all castles
Castles in Liguria and around
♥   Castle 'Il Castellaro' Albisola Superiore, 8.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Priamar' Savona, 13.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Campo Ligure' Campo Ligure, 18.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Cremolino' Cremolino, 24.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Prasco' Prasco, 24.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Liguria
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Cinque Terre' , 99.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso' , 154.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Liguria from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Balestrino

From the series “The most impressive abandoned cities on the planet”
There exist a considerable amount of priceless historical attractions. Visitors can see the beautiful St. Andrew church that survived by some miracle after the devastating earthquakes. Beautiful St. George Cathedral which is remained untouched and which is decorated with priceless frescoes of the 15th century. New earthquakes pose a real threat to Balestrino. The risk is high and the unique historical objects may be ruined at any time. … Read further
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