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A unique colourful coastline famous for its small fishing villages

This dramatic coastal region borders France and is protected by impressive high mountains and rolling hills, affording it a mild climate all year round. The coast is lapped by the Ligurian Sea and has characteristic rugged inlets housing small ports and coves with beaches of fine white sand. One of the most beautiful coastlines in Italy stretches almost 300kms from Ventimiglia, past the regional capital Genoa, all the way to La Spezia and offers a host of places to explore such as world-famous Portofino and the Cinque Terre where colourful houses cling to the cliff side in picturesque villages. We offer you a selection of hotels in Santa Margherita Ligure, a lovely resort which is well placed for visiting the area.

  • from£428pp
Santa Margherita Ligure

Santa Margherita is one of the most attractive resorts on the Ligurian Riviera.

  • from£587pp
Sestri Levante

Sestri Levante is one of the most beautiful little towns on the Ligurian Riviera.

  • from£491pp

Rapallo is a charming seaside town that lies on the bay of Portofino, just a short distance from both Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure.

  • from£571pp

Diano Marina – the City of the orange trees, as it is known, is situated on the Ponentina Riviera and has magnificent long sandy beaches.

Belmond Hotel Splendido Mare, Portofino Harbour

Portofino has to be one of the most picture-perfect fishing ports in the world, with brightly coloured houses clustered around the pretty bay.

  • from£818pp
Sanremo Seafront

Known as the 'City of Flowers' for its colourful flowerbeds dotted around, this bustling town is dubbed Italy's Montecarlo with its Casino and lavish Riviera style and the real Monte Carlo can be reached under an hour by train.

  • from£616pp

Beautiful beaches and small villages to explore, Alassio has all the ingredients for a truly relaxing holiday

  • from£702pp

The most Westerly village of the Cinque Terra with a larger beach than the other villages in this region.

  • from£587pp

Only a short journey from its famous neighbour Cinque Terra, Portovenere is a small medieval town in the beautiful Gulf of The Poets, colourful building align the harbour while its narrow cobble streets climb into its historic centre.

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