The Riviera delle Palme stretches along the Italian coastline from Genoa to Alassio, taking in the towns of Savona and Albenga. There are also lots of small beaches, traditional villages and tiny harbours waiting to be discovered too.
Genoa is the largest town, and offers the widest choice of accommodation. The maze of narrow streets, al fresco cafes and Medieval architecture make Genoa a wonderful holiday destination. Savona is popular too and has a handful of decent hotels to book. The town has an elaborately detailed chapel, a fortress and a harbour to its name, plus a selection of fine restaurants and bars.
For history, Albenga is the town to visit - there are Roman, Medieval and Renaissance structures and some interesting museums to take in. The weather in the Riviera delle Palme is hot and dry during July and August with temperatures staying around 28 degrees C. The winters are mild and sunny with the mercury rarely dipping below 12 degrees C.
The area is served by Genoa airport, and a train from there links the towns. A coastal road reveals spectacular views as it follows the edge of the sea, but there is a quicker, more direct highway as well.