Liguria is the Italian region near the French Riviera and Monte Carlo, in the northwest corner of the country.

It’s a long, narrow region squeezed in between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the mountains. Liguria has a marvellous territory with precipitous slopes lushly clad with vines and olive trees and an extraordinary quantity of good beaches. You will find very good opportunities for real estate investments, especially holiday homes.
Are you looking for an affordable alternative to buying a home on the border, not far from Montecarlo and Nice? The coastline, the Ligurian Riviera, seems very suitable:  purchasing a home in San Remo, Albenga and Noli is a strong and good alternative and, most of the time, definitely better than the French side.
liguria portofinoThe Ligurian side has more varied landscapes, cities with a higher standard of living and more interesting ― from a cultural and architectural point of view ― than the French Riviera.  San Remo is famous worldwide for its floriculture and the Italian Song Festival; Cinque Terre, Portofino, Porto Venere, Albenga and Noli have each maintained their historic backgrounds and are world famous for their beauty.
Property prices in Liguria can be higher than some other Italian regions, but they are much lower than on the French Riviera. A big advantage for those investing here is that Liguria has a moderate climate, typical of a coastal region backed by mountains, and very mild winters.


Genova airport
Airport name: Cristoforo Colombo.
Airport code: GOA
Information: Distance from city centre, 6 km; buses to and from Principe and Brignole railway stations every 30 minutes.
Nearby cities and areas: Genova, Cinque Terre, Riviera di Levante, French Riviera, Savona, Piemonte, Turin, Alba, Acqui Terme, Asti, Alessandria, Cuneo, Lombardia, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany.


liguria genovaIn the centre of the region lies the city of Genova. This is a marvellous old town, first settled by the ancient Ligurians in pre-Christian times. Genova is today an interesting mixture of languages, cultures, architectural styles and cuisines, mainly due to its history, with invasions by the Normans, Saracens, Lombards and Napoleon. Today Genova has one of the biggest commercial and industrial ports of the Mediterranean Sea. Since 1992 and the 500th anniversary of Columbus, it has been supported by enormous investments, and the old port area has greatly improved. Now, a revived Genova is swiftly improving and appreciating in value. Buying property in Genova is going to be a great investment for the future.

The Cuisine

liguria foodChickpea flatbread (farinata), focaccia bread, fresh fish and seafood are the central ingredients of the so-called ‘cucina profumata’ (fragrant food) which characterizes this Italian region. Of course, don’t forget the famous Pesto, the delicious basil, pine nut, oil and garlic paste that flavours so many Italian dishes.

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