Known for its beaches, towns, and cuisines, Liguria, is a coastal region within the northwest of Italy. Among the provinces within the region include Imperia, Savona, Genoa, and La Spezia. The cities within Liguria however, include Genoa, Apricale, Finale Ligure, Imperia, La Spezia, Moneglia, Portofino, Rapallo San Remo, Santa Margherita Ligure, Savona, Sestri Levante, Ventimiglia, and Vernazza.
What to see & do
Some of the notable destinations within Liguria, Italy, include Genoa Cathedral, Via Garibaldi, Palazzi dei Rolli, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, Santa Maria di Castello, Aquarium of Genoa, Lighthouse of Genoa, Castello Brown, Piazza De Ferrari, Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Reale, Pegli, Palazzo San Giorgio, Albertis Castle, Villa Durazzo-Pallavicini, Cervara Abbey, Palazzo Rosso, Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno, Toirano Caves, Teatro Carlo Felice, and Priamar Fortress, to name a few. Serving as the Archbishop of Genoa’s seat, Genoa Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral within Genoa that is dedicated to Saint Lawrence or San Lorenzo. The Gothic style cathedral was completed in the 17th century. A known street within the historic centre of Genoa is Via Garibaldi, a place known for its ancient palaces. Dating as far back as 1550, the street, originally known as Strada Maggiore, then Strada Nuova, has been renamed and dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi in 1882. It is approximately 250 metres long and 7.5 metres wide, and has been inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites by 2006, as a part of the Palazzi dei Rolli and Strade Nuove del Centro Storico of Genoa system.
How to get around
When within Liguria, travelling within the region is mainly done by train or car. The journey along the coast or throughout the coast areas take travellers through tunnels. Genoa or Genova however, has buses, the Trenitalia, along with public elevators and cable railways. AMT operates the bus network within the area as well as a public boat service called the Navebus. The buses within the historic centre of Genoa go through the important squares and streets within the region such as Piazza Acquaverde for Stazione di Piazza Principe, Piazza della Nunziata, Largo Zecca, Piazza Corvetto, and Piazza Caricamento. Trenitalia, on the other hand, has suburban and regional trains that go from east to west, connecting all the coastal neighbourhoods or suburbs with the city centre.
How to get there
Among the airports within the Liguria region is the Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport located within Genoa, Italy. The minor international airport has flights to local and international destinations such as Paris, Rome, London, Munich, Naples, Bari, Trapani, Istanbul, Catania, and Palermo, with seasonal and seasonal charter to places like Olbia, Cagliari, Moscow, Glasgow, Moscow, Birmingham, Manchester, Barcelona, Ibiza, Menorca, and Palma de Mallorca. All of the flights are via Air France operated by HOP!, Alitalia, Alitalia operated by Alitalia CityLiner, British Airways, Lufthansa Regional operated by Air Dolomiti, Meridiana, Ryanair, S7 Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, Turkish Airlines, Volotea, and Vueling. The airport is located at 44.413333 latitude and 8.8375 longitude with a Bitumen-surfaced runway at around 2,900 metres of 9,600 feet.