With a dramatic backdrop of mountainous scenery which stretches from Tuscany to Ventimiglia, the coastal region of Liguria offers something really special for visitors.
Although there are many places in this region which offer some of the most enjoyable coastal views in the country, Luguria can be largely noted for its contribution towards to arts and Italian culture. Surprisingly this region is one of the least visited in the country, however contrary to its popularity, Liguria offers a rustic charm which wont be matched anywhere else.
The main city of Genoa encapsulates everything which is beautiful about this region and is an interesting gateway to many of the smaller surrounding towns. Once one of Europe's wealthiest cities, the legacy of Genoa still remains today. Enchanting palaces originally built to house the powerful elite are but a glimpse of the magical architecture present here and can now be observed by the public on a daily basis.
The Five Villages are one of the highlights of many trips to this region and will give you a real insight into the culture that has paved its history. As you meander down the coast from Genoa, you will be introduced to another slice of Ligurian culture at every stop. Santa Margherita Ligure will place you within proximity of the Five Villages and the resplendent Palazzo Durazzo renaissance palace will give you plenty of chances to take a few snaps. You could also visit Museo del Tesoro too view timeless pieces of art returned from the crusades.