Liguria is located in northwestern Italy and occupies the crescent belt surrounding the Genoese Gulf of the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is one of the most popular summer vacation regions in the country with many well-known resorts, and its capital is the port of Genoa.
The Ligurian coast is often called the Italian Riviera. Here are fashionable holiday resorts, but also small, charming, looking like a postcard from the village. The region's most famous resort is San Remo, with a wide sandy beach, casino and annual Italian song festival.
Smaller towns with beaches and small ports are adjacent to the rocky, steep coast. The pearl of this area is the Cinque Terre - five towns with colorful houses that look like the cascade falling down the slope. According to many people, Portofino is equally beautiful, if not prettier.
The capital of Liguria is Genoa. This is an old port city associated with the figure of Christopher Columbus. The explorer came here and spent the first years of his life. Among the monuments you can see the reconstructed sailor's house.
Among other attractions of the region it is worth visiting the seaside, sinking in the green La Spezia, famous for the production of ceramics and Art Nouveau buildings, Savona and the Empire created by Mussolini with an impressive promenade and a wide beach.