Villas in Liguria
From those stunning sea views to inland hideaways
Liguria offers one of the steepest and dramatic coastlines in Italy - the region is awash with sea hamlets and valley villages that are full of character and history. With the glitz and glamour of the coastal towns, the peace of the valleys and great coastlines, Liguria offers something for everyone.
One of Italy's smallest regions, Liguria stretches west in a narrow ribbon along the coast from France and offers one of the steepest and dramatic coastlines in Italy, all the way to its neighbour, the region of Tuscany.
The coastal area is known as the Italian Riviera and has always been a region loved by tourists as it enjoys an all-year round mild climate, blooming gardens and the Mediterranean vegetation overlooking the sea. The region is awash with sea hamlets and valley villages that are full of character and history.
The region has more variety in landscape & architecture than its French counterpart and is generally less chaotic. Most Italian visitors are eager to press to their chosen sea-side resort and miss the lofty hinterland areas which can offer wonderful respite from the hustle & bustle of the sun-bed lined beaches.
This Mediterranean coastline produces some of Italy's finest herbs, oil and sea food. The rugged steep hills that line the entire region provide a backdrop to ensure idyllic growing conditions for its vineyards.
Why the Italian Riviera?
Due to its popularity as a holiday destination, Liguria has a great selection of properties from seaside apartments to hillside houses and villas. If you're looking for something similar to the South of France, Liguria is humble and less pretentious.
Liguria is mainly about the coast and is a great setting to relax and watch the world go by. The coastal resorts offer a great range of shops, restaurants and bars so you have plenty of choice on offer. Boat trips are a great way to spend a day out or visit the Cinque Terre, also easily accessible by bus or train which runs along the coastline.
For some reason Liguria is often overlooked as a holiday destination internationally, compared to the more famous regions in the south. However, with its mild all year-round climate, easy access from the south of France and numerous airports, outstanding coastline & natural beauty of the mountains, we find ourselves scratching our heads as to why. The Italians love it here and as the old saying goes, when in Rome…..
The coastline is busy especially in summer but it is also exciting with a great choice of bars, restaurants and shopping. The locals are friendly and will certainly welcome overseas visitors as the area is very cosmopolitan.
With the glitz and glamour of the coastal towns, the peace of the valleys and great coastlines, Liguria offers something for everyone.