Riviera dei Fiori: will simply leave you speechless!
Thousands and thousands of words would still not be enough to describe the beauty of Riviera dei Fiori. The landscape is very varied along the coast – from sand, to pebbles, to cliffs. A varied coastline turns
into valleys, gorges and mountain peaks at an altitude of 300 metres. A whirl of landscapes for a wealth of experiences to live night and day in the lively cities, while hiking in the woods, or plunging in history inside medieval little towns.
DMO Riviera dei Fiori
A varied coastline turns into valleys, gorges and mountain peaks at an altitude of 300 metres.
From the coast towards the inland territory a wonderful landscape entwined with history and ancient traditions.
Scents and flavours
Extra virgin olive oil and Ligurian wine: aromas that come from the sun and the saltiness of the sea.
From Ospedaletti to San Lorenzo al Mare, from Ventimiglia to Sarzana, between cycling path and the Alta Via dei Monti liguri
Thousands and thousands of words would still not be enough to describe the beauty of Riviera dei Fiori. The landscape is very varied along the coast – from sand, to pebbles, to cliffs. Thin sand in the bays of Sanremo, golden tongues in Diano Marina and Arma di Taggia, cliffs at Capo Sant’Ampelio and Capo Cervo, – where the waves bubble and cling, mumble and swarm with life, in the inlets of smooth pebbles. The varied coastline turns into valleys, gorges and mountain peaks at an altitude of 300 metres. A whirl of landscapes for a wealth of experiences to live night and day in the lively cities, while hiking in the woods, or plunging in history inside medieval little towns.
Blue flags waving
San Lorenzo al Mare, Bordighera, Taggia, Santo Stefano al Mare, Sanremo, Riva Ligure, Diano Marina, Imperia: many many beaches have been awarded the longed blue flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education
which certifies the quality of water, of environmental management systems, of services, and safety of course. Peace of mind for your holiday “nel blu dipinto di blu.”
The Sanctuary of Cetaceans.
Like when you suddenly see a falling star, and feel a strong emotion deep in your heart… when you see a fin emerging in the waves, and, in a quick leap, the body of a dolphin or the tail of a little fin-whale, you can experience exactly the same. These emotions are not so rare in Liguria. This region, which is one of the three summit angles together with Provence and Tuscany, expands on 100,000 sq.km where cetaceans live free. This Reserve is the temple for whale-watching excursions, about five-hour long, which are organised on boats departing from Diano Marina, Imperia, Sanremo and Bordighera, always with expert biologists present on board.
Green expanse and sea, a wonderful landscape entwined with history and ancient tradition, stretches from the coast towards the inland territory through an itinerary which leads back to the origins of this land. Experience Liguria, experience a journey across a territory rich in magical views, almost a fairy tale.
As in a fairy tale
This itinerary tells of witches and stakes, of mysterious artists reviving old abandoned towns, tales of legends about the preparation of traditional dishes, of little alleys where houses are so close to one another they almost seem to touch, and it also tells of enchanted lands. And then of battles between Saracens and the proud people of Liguria, through hidden paths and sandy expanses.
Alta Via dei Monti Liguri
To view Liguria from an exceptional point of view: the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri is the most enchanting itinerary to visit the entire mountain ridge of the region, from Ventimiglia to Sarzana. Each leg along the way is a guarantee of unforgettable landscapes : along green paths, sea views appear on the coastal side.
Liguria on the go:
cycling across the beauty.
The old rails of an abandoned railway today have become a Coast Park: the first stretch extends from Ospedaletti to San Lorenzo al Mare. 24 kilometres long, it crosses 8 Municipalities and consists of a cycling path, a promenade, access to the beach, and green areas, with the continuation towards Imperia, Diano Marina and Cervo.
Scents and Flavours
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This magic fluid, with a unique consistency, is the olive groves nectar and the ingredient for Mediterranean potions. The Extra Virgin Olive Oil of the Italian Riviera now has a millenary tradition. The most famous olive variety is Taggiasca, perfect for the delicacy of Ligurian recipes.
A perfect marriage between nature and taste!
The “divine” nectar that enchanted travellers and international artists is king on the tables of the region. Dolceacqua the prestigious wine is Rossese of Dolceacqua, and it is Ormeasco of Pornassio in the Upper Arroscia Valley.
Aromas that come from the sun and the saltiness of the sea along these lands.