The Ligurian coast has a timeless glamour of the elegant rather than ostentatious variety.
This is a region steeped in maritime tradition and one that people love equally for mountain trekking as for enjoying sunset cocktails.
Inland, the ancient village of Sarzana sits between Versilia and the picture postcard Cinqueterre, providing an ideal base from which to explore Liguria and Tuscany.
The western side of Liguria has the same wonderful climate and all the benefits of the French Riviera at its fingertips.
Annual temperatures are not subject to such wide fluctuations as in other parts of Italy and Central Europe and with 300 sunny days in the year, Liguria is one of the sunniest regions in Italy, and is therefore a popular holiday destination in every season.
Each of the pretty villages of the region seems to have its own unique claim to history.
One of the smallest regions of Italy, the Ligurian coastline stretches 315 km.
A short drive into Italy from Nice airport are palm lined coastal towns such as Ventimiglia, with its French flavour and beautiful beaches, Bordighera, long admired by writers and artists, and Ospedaletti, which has a discreet charm among its old town streets of fishermen’s houses.The coastal province of Liguria, commonly known as the ‘Italian Riviera’, is exquisite and its capital, Genoa, is a vibrant town with historic seafaring traditions.Popular for its beautiful beaches, small picturesque towns (many of which have retained their own cultures and customs), and exquisite Italian cuisine, Liguria borders France to the west, the Italian Alps and the Apennine mountains in the north and Tuscany to the east.Liguria, like much of Italy, loves festivals and celebrations.Across the region, you will find festivals celebrating everything from horseracing or medieval games to olive oil, flowers, fruit and fish.The first tennis club in Italy was founded in Bordighera in 1878.There remains, to this day, a strong tradition of enjoying tennis along the Italian Riviera.Impressive, elegant mansions and wonderfully historic churches all bear witness to a glorious past, whilst blending into contemporary living.The golden age stretched throughout the 16th and 17th centuries and the region abounds with superb examples of architecture from this period.Register for a Totally Free Account to Date Tonight!If you wish to message any member on Cape Town Personals, you must create a 100% Free Account to ensure you are not a fraud.