Spend your next holiday taking in the ancient towns and sights along the famous Ligurian coastline of the Golfo del Tigullio (Gulf of Tigullio) in the metropolitan city of Genoa, Italy.
Sleep, dine, dance, eat, learn, tan and play in the big towns of Rapallo and Chiavari, or in any one of the medieval villages along one of Italy's most important coastlines overlooking the sparkling Ligurian Sea, which is home to a variety of dolphin and whale species.
For sea-bound travellers, there are many fairly priced, multi-day, private boat tours which are by far the most relaxing way to take in all of the coastline villages as well as the region's three proudest mountains: Maggiorasca, Penna and Aiona (snow-covered year round).
The mountains themselves feature well-maintained hiking trails peppered with authentic, cock-a-hoop architectural, historical and cultural hotspots. The best Italian holidays include taking time for the sights of the ancient Ligurian region's rocky mountainsides, sea coves or bygone cultural pavilions. Get there if you can.