West Med - Italian Riviera
Jagged-edge coasts, enormous cliffs that go on for miles, enchanting, characteristic sea villages: each one is different from the other, yet each one is a reflection of the setting that is the Italian Riviera (also known as the Ligurian Riviera). The Riviera is subdivided into the Riviera di Ponente (Coast of the Setting Sun) and the Riviera di Levante (Coast of the Rising Sun).
- The Riviera di Ponente :
From Genoa to France (from the Province of Savona to that of Imperia), in the strip of land separating Italy from the French border lie the Riviera delle Palme and the Riviera dei Fiori, a magnificent succession of borgoes interspersed with the lush green of nature.
The Riviera delle Palme embraces the entirety of Savona Province, including Varazze and Spotorno, for more than 932 sq mi of coast, mountains and valleys where the inhabitants live a reality of the sea and green pines and olive trees.
The last patch of western Liguria is the Riviera dei Fiori (i.e. of Flowers), well-known for its rather temperate climate.
This Riviera is studded with gems like San Remo, the “city of flowers” famous for its Italian Song Festival.
- The Riviera di Levante :
Enchanted, fairytale-like sceneries await all along the Riviera Ligure di Levante. Beloved by the writers that have told their story to the world, Portofino, Cinque Terre, and the Gulf of Poets greet us one after the other, as we work our way down the coast from Genoa to magical Versilia.
Fresh air and pure nature, towns nestled amidst mountain rocks, and terraced vineyards, the Riviera di Levante offers a unique itinerary that begins from the Gulf of Genoa and arrives at Val di Magra (on the confines with the Region of Tuscany).
Charming towns that speak of the sea in every aspect and typical inland villages animate the Gulf of Paradise: from Bogliasco and Avegno to the jewel that is Camogli – famous for its pretty, miniscule port with multi-colored palazzi lining the water.
At the center of the terrain around Riviera Ligure di Levante lie the lidos of Levanto, little city of ancient origins…