Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour of Italy, Exploring the Cinque Terre in Liguria
Liguria is a region of North West Italy that is one of the most popular regions for people travelling to Italy; especially for those taking Italian holidays from Australia. Liguria boasts a long, stunning coast, and is home to much of the coastline that is known as the ‘Italian Riviera’. The seaside resorts of Portofino, Bordighera, and Lerici are all located in Liguria, which is a region also famous for its cuisine. Pesto was created in Genoa, and the name itself comes from the Genoese word for ‘to pound’.
Walk the Cinque Terre with Italia Mia, the Italian Holiday Specialists
For those who love the great outdoors, the Cinque Terre (the region’s rugged coastline) is a must-see. There are 5 villages located along the Cinque Terre — Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore — and a walking tour of Italy is the best way to experience them all. From Riomaggiore’s tower houses and Manarola’s 12th century Church of San Lorenzo, to Corniglia’s terraced vineyards, Vernazza’s elegant houses, and Monterosso al Mare’s giant sculpture, there’s lots to see.
Genoa is the capital of the Liguria region and, as one of the biggest cities in Italy, it’s not surprising that the city is home to one of the largest medieval centres in all of Europe. Genoa’s centre is largely pedestrianised, and there’s many sights and attractions to fit into your tour of Italy, including the Genoa Lighthouse, the city’s medieval gates, the Old Harbour, the aquarium, and the Piazza De Ferrari. Serviced travel to Italy is one of the best ways to ensure you see everything that this exciting city has to offer.