"... è la Liguria una terra leggiadra. / Il sasso ardente, l'argilla pulita, / s'avvivano di pampini al sole. E' gigante l'ulivo. A primavera / appar dovunque la mimosa effimera. / Ombra e sole s'alternano per quelle fondi valli / che si celano al mare ..."
(V.Cardarelli, Italian poet)
Weather in Liguria
How to reach
Street directions if you travel by car: Exit A12 Chiavari, Lavagna or La Spezia. The nearest airport is (about 40 km) Cristoforo Colombo in Genoa or in Pisa G. Galilei. Both operate national and internation flights run by traditional and low cost airlines.
For news about events, the best restaurants and other interesting places click on: Tourism in Liguria .
Shedules, routes, connection and travel times for train, buses and metro for the whole region:http://www.orariotrasporti.regione.liguria.it/JourneyPlanner/bin/query.exe/i .
Most visitors head to Liguria in the summer season to make the most of the stunning coastline and gorgeous beaches. Average temperatures of around 26/30 degrees can be expected in July and August and with up to 9 hours of sunshine you have all the ingredients for the perfect holiday. Temperatures remain warm in the evening. With only a low chance of rain in summer there should be nothing to dampen your mood ad you make the most of the blue skies and warm seas. The temperature averaging 19 degrees in May and October and around 7 hours of sunshine a day, the beach is still an attractive option.
From Sestri Levante to Santa Margherita Ligure, the coast is called Tigullio.
Portofino and the Tigullio Gulf are symbols rapresenting Italy throughout the world. The coast is a sequence of fashinable resorts with their marinas, pastel-coloured houses, first-rate sports facilities and the seductive atmosphere of the Dolce Vita. But perhaps the most striking thing for the traveller is the beauty of the seascapes, with some of the most celebrated views in Italy, suspended between the intense blue of the sea and the green mountains.
Tourists can fulfil a walthof pleasure: sea and sport fans have access to windsurfing facilities, sailing, tennis, golf, hiking, spendid seabeds and plenty of beach facilities. Take a relaxing walk through the unique coastal town centres, stopping a fashionable boutiques and craft shops or indulge yourself in the wonders of Ligurian art, landscape and gastronomy.
Cinque Terre are precisely five enchanting medieval villages clutching on to a breathtaking coastline, down slopes that lead rapidly to the shore. A marvellous sight. Over the centuries, man has shaped the lanscape, eking out just enough space from the ungenerous terrain to create land for their coltivation. Thus were born the terraces descending towards the sea, with wine or olive coltivations. Beneath the cultivations, clutching on to the rock and the sea, rise five vollages, in a charateristic maze of colourful houses. The best way to understand the region is to walk through it, along the densenetwork of trails and muletracks, but the most picturesque way to arrive is by boat.
Unesco has nominated the Cinque Terre a World Heritage Site, and the Italina State has created the National Park of the Cinque Terre to ensure their preservation.
Cinque Terre are: Monterosso, Vernazza, Riomaggiore, Manarola and Corninglia.