The coast of Genova is a marvel that few places in the world can pride
themselves with. Arriving from La Spezia, the traveller meets Sestri
Levante, a charming maritime village built on a promontory that dives
into the blue sea, as if it were an island 'anchored' to the mainland
by a narrow isthmus. Here begins the Gulf of Tigullio
delimited to the west by the Portofino
two gems inserted at the edges of one of the most beautiful places that
nature and man could create.
The architecture of the Eastern Riviera
is famous for
the characteristic buildings almost clinging onto the rock, and by the
pastel walls. The same style can be found along the Tigullio coast,
, Santa Margherita
Ligure and Sestri Levante placed along the coast and surrounded by the
green of the maquis and the sea reflecting this aura of beauty. Wonderful
from the land, they are magnificent from the sea. Trails, bays, coves,
cliffs, the sea and its depths; here nature has drawn one of its masterpieces.
Portofino, Genova, Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure, Camogli and Sestri
exploring Portofino villas
the 'Cinque Terre'
The Cinque Terre
with Porto Venere and the islands
of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto are another UNESCO
. Those who visit these places will hardly
forget the charm and atmosphere of the five seaside towns of Manarola,
Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. 18 km of coast enclose
and guard a little paradise: the rocks falling sheer to a limpid sea
and the colors and scents of the earth, harmoniously combined with the
typical buildings entrenched on the coast, create a unique scenery.
And again, the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto, situated in front
of Portovenere, an ancient fishing town whose colorful buildings, one
next to the other, mix their iridescent colors with the deep blue of
Superb for the story it tells. Superb for the historical architecture
that ennoble the streets. Superb for the modern architecture that witnesses
the will to explore. Superb for the gardens and parks that color it.
Superb for the artwork it offers. Superb for the nature it fosters.
This is Genova
, a portal between land and sea, a meeting
point. Crossroad of cultures and peoples since ancient times, Genova
has always been a land that breathes the air to live from the sea. Its
history tells about it with generosity, showing richness and beauty
in every corner of the old town. The narrow and characteristic 'carruggi'
snake around the tall buildings along the medieval map, apparently inhomogeneous
yet well defined by the main streets that meander toward the sea and
Beautiful buildings, gorgeous churches, façades decorated by
stuccos and frescos, invaluable art collections, all bring the ‘century
of the Genovesi’ to the memory, the highest moment in the cultural
development of the city.