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Colors of Liguria - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

la grotta Locals are very cheerful and optimistic, they are very hospitable and always happy to welcome their foreign guests. During the year, locals celebrate a lot of interesting events; visitors from other countries are also actively involved in festivities.
1. The region is connected with other areas of the country by railway system, so travelers can comfortably reach other cities by express train. The price remains reasonable, so a ticket to … Open
One of the most striking events, which annually opens the cultural calendar, is the Flower Parade in San Remo. It is a truly unique spectacle. Amazingly beautiful compositions of flowers mounted on large automotive platforms cruise around the city. During the festival, the city is involved in a great flower market and amazing themed events.
Music lovers will be interested to visit the International Song Festival held in San Remo. The festival has being taking place there since 1951; it is attended by artists of different genres. Speaking of outstanding musical events, it’s worth to mention Premio Paganini, in which the best violinists in the world take part. Competition is conducted in Genoa; despite the fact that it has a fairly formal nature, the event always attracts a lot of tourists. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The coast of Liguria has lots of scenic beaches, sand and pebble, public and private, quiet and busy ones. There is a beach for everyone; most parts of the coast are easily accessible. … Open
Alongside with the competition, there is another memorable holiday, the Columbus Day. It is dedicated to one of the most famous Genoese, Christopher Columbus. The celebration in his honor features a very rich and interesting program. The town of Imperia hosts biennial festival Vele d'Epoca dedicated to the quite rare and unusual subject, shipbuilding. It is a large-scale gathering of sailing ships accompanied with exciting educational events.
church and tower, vernazza The last, but not the least place in the cultural calendar of the region is occupied by gourmet festivals dedicated to various national food and drinks. Tourists who visit Liguria during one of these holidays have an opportunity to taste fine wines and treats cooked following old recipes. One of the most interesting gastronomic events is held in the village of Riva Trigoso; it is dedicated to the popular local dish, Sagra del Bagnum.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Liguria and surroundings

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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Liguria
♥   Basilica di Nostra Signora di Misericordia, Savona, 11.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica del Bambino Gesù di Praga, Arenzano, 12.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di Nostra Signora Assunta, Savona, 13 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Nostra Signora Assunta, Genova, 19.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concattedrale di S. Pietro, Noli, 25.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ex cattedrale S. Paragorio, Noli, 25.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario di Nostra Signora della Guardia, Ceranesi, 27.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Liguria
♥   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
♥   Castle 'Castello di Monte Ursino' Noli, 25.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Tagliolo Monferrato' Tagliolo Monferrato, 26.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Liguria and around

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Traditions and festivals in cities around Liguria

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Liguria. Learn the best periods to visit Liguria to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Liguria.
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