This port city is Liguria’s capital, as well as Italy’s largest sea port, and offers plenty for visitors to do. Explore the historic centre with its winding alleyways and boutique stores, stop for a seafood lunch at the harbour and visit Europe’s largest aquarium.
Cinque Terre is the most visited site in Liguria and it’s easy to see how these five clifftop villages draw in so many visitors. The villages are all with a few miles of each other and are linked by coastal walks or train, making it easy to visit them all within a day.
Portofino is a must-see when you’re in Liguria. This cliff side town lines up colourful houses along it’s jet-set harbour with plenty of cafés in which to spend to afternoon watching the super-yachts moor up. If you feel like stretching your legs, you’ll find plenty of designer boutiques for a spot of window shopping.
This coastal town has a glamorous reputation to uphold and you can expect to find yachts moored in front of trendy bars along the harbour and one of the oldest casinos in Italy. Head inland though and you’ll be treated to a more authentic scene of cobbled streets and hidden trattorias serving local delicacies.
Follow the Ligurian Riviera North-West and you’ll end up in France – the chic seaside resort of Nice is only a couple of hours away from Sanremo and the journey there is spectacular, with the coastal train offering dramatic sea views at almost every bend.