The coastal region of Liguria in north west Italy is best known for its miles of beaches and beautiful coastline. Offering a mild Mediterranean climate and deep blue seas it’s not difficult to understand why the area is known as the Italian Riviera and why holiday apartments in Liguria are very popular. Liguria is also the home of the postcard perfect collection of five villages known as Cinque Terre and many other seafront resorts that have been popular with visitors to Italy for centuries.
Holiday in Liguria
Though one of Italy’s smallest regions Liguria is one of the most popular with Italians and tourists seeking sand and sunshine. Holiday villas in Liguria can be found on the coast or in the richly historic city of Genoa, the region’s capital. Known as “La Superba” because of its famous landmarks and historical importance as a centre for art, culture and being Italy’s largest commercial port. The old town of Genoa has gothic, roman and renaissance architecture to show off and many beautiful waterfront areas to stroll along. Genoa’s most famous street is Via Garibaldi, which is lined with former 17th and 18th century palaces, which used to house Italian aristocracy. Genoa is the home of some classic Italian foods including foccasia and pesto, so be sure to devour some spaghetti or even lasagna alla Genovese. Back on the coast it’s fresh seafood that is served in Liguria’s many family run restaurants. A holiday in Liguria shouldn’t miss out on Cinque Terre. These photogenic fishing towns and the marine park nestled in between the cliffs of La Spezia were made an UNESCO Heritage Site in 1997, which has meant the area is proudly protected and it’s one of the only places in car-mad Italy where vehicles aren’t allowed so enjoy picturesque train journey between the villages.
Renting holiday accommodation in Liguria
Depending on the type of holiday you want you can pick from a wide range of holiday accommodation in Liguria. From seafront villas to city pads in Genoa’s historical centre you can be in the perfect location to explore Liguria’s charms. Popular seaside resorts on the Ligurian coast where you can find short-term rentals include Levanto and Monterosso al Mare, which is within a national park. HouseTrip even have properties to rent within striking distance of the beautiful Cinque Terre so find and securely book your holiday apartment in Liguria today.