Travel to Liguria and the Italian Riviera


liguria the italian riviera

The Italian Riviera of Liguria and much more

Looking for travel tips for a trip to Liguria? Liguria is perhaps one of the most famous coastlines in Europe, the Italian Riviera with places like the Cinque Terre, Portofino and Santa Magherita Ligure, or the Flower Riviera between Genoa and the French border with places like Imperia, Savona and San Remo. Always picturesque, whatever the weather. During the summer, Liguria's coastal towns are flooded with tourists from all over the world. Try to plan your visit before July or after 15 September.

Liguria Photo Gallery

The team has been writing from the beautiful La Superba (Genoa) for years, and of course we've amassed a huge collection of photos over the years. It just keeps growing every year. If you're looking for some holiday inspiration or a trip down memory lane, check out our photo gallery of Liguria.

Weather in Liguria

May and October have the best chance of nice days, with comfortable average temperatures between 68°F and 77°F. The hottest months are usually July and August. January is the coldest month, with an average maximum temperature of around 52°F. January, February, March, April, September and October tend to be cloudy. November is the wettest month in Liguria. If you don't like rain, you might want to skip this month. July is the driest month. The hottest month in Liguria is July with an average maximum temperature of around 84°F. July is also the sunniest month in Liguria.

The old harbour of Nervi
  1. Genoa Porto Antico

    In August 2018, we released our travel guide for Genoa for the first time. This year, we've launched a new edition (2023) of this free guide, packed with fresh features and current tips, including a new interactive map. Besides advice on attractions, restaurants, hotels, and nightlife, the new edition also offers an events calendar for the capital of the Italian Riviera.

  2. Cipriani-Venice

    Italy, the land of pasta, fashion, stunning coastlines, and of course... celebrities! It's long been a hotspot for the rich and famous, but let's be honest, not every celeb is blessed with good taste. Let's take a glimpse into the glittering lives of these A-listers on Italian soil.

  3. Camogli

    Hey everybody! Can we talk about summer vacations for a moment? I mean, we just wrapped up "Ferragosto" the Italian equivalent of "Mid-August Holidays", so it's basically a countdown to the end of summer now. Vacationers are packing up their bags as we speak – I imagine them going, “Ciao!” and fading into the horizon. As much as I loved having everyone around, can't deny, I'm looking forward to having the house to myself again.

  4. Cinque Terre, with the villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, has become one of the busiest tourist attractions in recent years and is in great danger of being trampled by the mass of tourists. The damage done daily to this unique piece of land by the heavy human footprint is irreparable unless we treat it more carefully in the future. Our first and most important piece of advice is therefore: Don't visit Cinque Terre in

  5. Travelling through Cinque Terres winecountry

    The Cinque Terre – or Five Lands – is home to one of Italy's most famous National Parks. It's one of the crown jewels of the Mediterranean, and anyone who hasn't been there should definitely plan a trip through the famed five fishing villages that make up the area. We decided to visit the Cinque Terre by car, instead of on foot or by boat or train, to bring you some of the best insider tips for foodies and wine lovers. The five fishing villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza,

  6. Risotto Vernazzolana with basil and king prawns

    This dish is inspired upon a basil infused green risotto I once ate at a seaside restaurant in Genoa called Santa Monica. I had a bunch of fresh spinach and a few prawns left in the fridge plus a beautiful bunch of freshly picked basil from the nearby town of Pra.  I was afraid that the spinach may over power the basil, so I put some aside to decorate.  The combination of fresh sweet basil with fresh spinach was actually much better