Liguria & Cinque Terre
Liguria adds a stark contrast to the otherwise mountainous natural landscapes of the north and a rich diversity that brings travellers back to see and experience more. The famed coastal strip is a popular holiday destination with its colourful seaside villages, pristine beaches, and alpine views. Visit Genoa, one of Europe’s largest seaports and San Remo, a city defined by its flowers and the sun. Explore Portovenere, a fishing village on La Spezia Gulf and then the extraordinary Cinque Terre. Discover the Riviera of Levante, stopping at Rapallo, Portofino and Santa Margherita.
When to visit
Cinque Terre are known for their landscape and hiking trails, which in winter and fall are not always accessible due to very heavy rainfall.
If you love summer then ideal time to visit Liguria and the Cinque Terre starts from mid-May to mid-September. If you are interested in hiking, the best season is from mid-March to June and from September to mid-October, when the temperatures are ideal for walking under the sun. Peak holiday and crowded seasons in Italy is in July and August.