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Location of Liguria
Area: 5,420 km²
Population: 1.6 million
Density: 297/km²
Capital: Genoa

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Genova
    • Arenzano
      Avegno
      Bargagli
      Bogliasco
      Borzonasca
      Busalla
      Camogli
      Campo Ligure
      Campomorone
      Carasco
      Casarza Ligure
      Casella
      Castiglione Chiavarese
      Ceranesi
      Chiavari
      Cicagna
      Cogoleto
      Cogorno
      Coreglia Ligure
      Crocefieschi
      Davagna
      Fascia
      Favale di Malvaro
      Fontanigorda
      Genova
      Gorreto
      Isola del Cantone
      Lavagna
      Leivi
      Lorsica
      Lumarzo
      Masone
      Mele
      Mezzanego
      Mignanego
      Moconesi
      Moneglia
      Montebruno
      Montoggio
      Ne
      Neirone
      Orero
      Pieve Ligure
      Portofino
      Propata
      Rapallo
      Recco
      Rezzoaglio
      Ronco Scrivia
      Rondanina
      Rossiglione
      Rovegno
      San Colombano Certenoli
      Santa Margherita Ligure
      Santo Stefano d'Aveto
      Sant'Olcese
      Savignone
      Serra Riccò
      Sestri Levante
      Sori
      Tiglieto
      Torriglia
      Tribogna
      Uscio
      Valbrevenna
      Vobbia
      Zoagli

  • Imperia
    • Airole
      Apricale
      Aquila d'Arroscia
      Armo
      Aurigo
      Badalucco
      Bajardo
      Bordighera
      Borghetto d'Arroscia
      Borgomaro
      Camporosso
      Caravonica
      Carpasio
      Castel Vittorio
      Castellaro
      Ceriana
      Cervo
      Cesio
      Chiusanico
      Chiusavecchia
      Cipressa
      Civezza
      Cosio d'Arroscia
      Costarainera
      Diano Arentino
      Diano Castello
      Diano Marina
      Diano San Pietro
      Dolceacqua
      Dolcedo
      Imperia
      Isolabona
      Lucinasco
      Mendatica
      Molini di Triora
      Montalto Ligure
      Montegrosso Pian Latte
      Olivetta San Michele
      Ospedaletti
      Perinaldo
      Pietrabruna
      Pieve di Teco
      Pigna
      Pompeiana
      Pontedassio
      Pornassio
      Prelà
      Ranzo
      Rezzo
      Riva Ligure
      Rocchetta Nervina
      San Bartolomeo al Mare
      San Biagio della Cima
      San Lorenzo al Mare
      Sanremo
      Santo Stefano al Mare
      Seborga
      Soldano
      Taggia
      Terzorio
      Triora
      Vallebona
      Vallecrosia
      Vasia
      Ventimiglia
      Vessalico
      Villa Faraldi

  • La Spezia
    • Ameglia
      Arcola
      Beverino
      Bolano
      Bonassola
      Borghetto di Vara
      Brugnato
      Calice al Cornoviglio
      Carro
      Carrodano
      Castelnuovo Magra
      Deiva Marina
      Follo
      Framura
      La Spezia
      Lerici
      Levanto
      Maissana
      Monterosso al Mare
      Ortonovo
      Pignone
      Portovenere
      Riccò del Golfo di Spezia
      Riomaggiore
      Rocchetta di Vara
      Santo Stefano di Magra
      Sarzana
      Sesta Godano
      Varese Ligure
      Vernazza
      Vezzano Ligure
      Zignago

  • Savona
    • Alassio
      Albenga
      Albisola Superiore
      Albissola Marina
      Altare
      Andora
      Arnasco
      Balestrino
      Bardineto
      Bergeggi
      Boissano
      Borghetto Santo Spirito
      Borgio Verezzi
      Bormida
      Cairo Montenotte
      Calice Ligure
      Calizzano
      Carcare
      Casanova Lerrone
      Castelbianco
      Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena
      Celle Ligure
      Cengio
      Ceriale
      Cisano sul Neva
      Cosseria
      Dego
      Erli
      Finale Ligure
      Garlenda
      Giustenice
      Giusvalla
      Laigueglia
      Loano
      Magliolo
      Mallare
      Massimino
      Millesimo
      Mioglia
      Murialdo
      Nasino
      Noli
      Onzo
      Orco Feglino
      Ortovero
      Osiglia
      Pallare
      Piana Crixia
      Pietra Ligure
      Plodio
      Pontinvrea
      Quiliano
      Rialto
      Roccavignale
      Sassello
      Savona
      Spotorno
      Stella
      Stellanello
      Testico
      Toirano
      Tovo San Giacomo
      Urbe
      Vado Ligure
      Varazze
      Vendone
      Vezzi Portio
      Villanova d'Albenga
      Zuccarello

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Province of Savona, Liguria
Muretto di Alassio - Photo: Davide Papalini
The province of Savona borders the province of Imperia to the west, the region of Piedmont to the north and the province of Genoa to the east with the final border to the south east being the sea.
Savona Province
Province of Savona, Liguria

With a mild climate all year round and beautiful towns and villages the province of Savona is an excellent area in which to live or holiday in any season. The coastline has natural rocky inlets and promontories all of which are interspersed with long, wide sandy beaches. Just offshore there are two islands Bergeggi and Gallinara, both of which are protected nature reserves.

Inland the terrain quickly becomes hilly and then mountainous creating a beautiful and colourful panorama. The hills are heavily forested and fertile providing the area with fruit, vegetables, olives and grapes. More unusual vegetables are grown here due to the warm climate and the province is famous for the local delicacies of spiny artichokes, trumpet courgettes, violet asparagus and ox-heart tomatoes. The province of Savona is also famous for its farinata flatbread which is cooked in brass pans in wood fired bread ovens. The main ingredient of this bread is chickpeas which are also used to the traditional panissa which was made extensively in the province during times of poverty.

Savona
Once one of the major centres in Italy for iron, ship building, rail workshops, engineering and brass, Savona is the capital city of the province of Savona in the region of Liguria. Savona has a large port accomodating both commercial traffic and cruise liners as well as providing a large marina for pleasure craft. On arriving at the port Savona appears to be a large, sprawling, modern city but the medieval centre reveals a graceful, elegant city which is a pleasure to wander around. There are plenty of good bars, restaurants and other facilities and although it is serene and tranquil by day it comes alive at night.


The Port of Savona - Photo: Jonathan Pellicano

The city has a cathedral, Cattedrale dell'Assunta, which is joined to the Cappella Sistina (Sistine Chapel) which contains a mausoleum constructed by Della Rovere Pope Sixtus IV in honour of his parents. Two other churches worth visiting are the Nostra Signora di Castello and the Sanctuary of Nostra Signora della Misericordia. There are several towers and fortresses including Torre Leon Pancaldo which is the symbol of the city, torre de Brandale and the Priamar Fortress. Some of the more beautiful buildings in this city include Palazzo Delle Rovere, Palazzo Gavotti and Palazzo delle Piane which is an important example of the liberty style of architecture. Christopher Columbus lived in Savona where he spent time farming his land and recording his journeys. His house is situated in the middle of agricultural land in the hills behind the city.

Alassio
The beaches and coastline here are among the best in Liguria making it a popular summer destination. It remains a tourist attraction during the winter months due to its well known health resorts. There is a small port and the main part of the town centre is pedestiansed by a cobbled street called the Budello. Other than a Saracen Tower and the Palazzo Ferrero de Gubernatis Ventimiglia one of the biggest attractions here in Alassio is the Muretto. The Muretto is a wall which is covered with well over 500 ceramic tiles, each one signed by a celebrity.


Alassio - Photo: Incola

Albenga
Albenga has been nicknamed 'city of a hundred spires' due to the large number of towers and spires in the historical centre. As well as being an excellent resort town with over 4 kilometres of sandy beach and a 3 kilometre long promenade, Albenga is a significant historical town.

    The main sites within this beautiful town centre are:

  • Cattedrale di San Michele Arcangelo - originally built at the end of the 4th century this cathedral has undergone many restorations, the last major reconstruction taking place in the 12th century. Within its interior are many important sculptures, paintings and other works of art
  • Babtistery - this is just to the side of the cathedral and has a 5th century ocatagonal interior
  • Old Bishop's Palace - next to the Baptistery this 11th century building is the seat of the local bishop and home to the Holy Art Museum
  • Old City Palace - built in the early 14th century it once housed the jail and the council offices. It still has the large bell which chimes every time there is a council meeting to call the citizens to the new town hall
  • There are some ancient remains, including a Roman amphitheatre and the remains of several important buildings
  • Near to the town is Pontelungo (long bridge) which is the only documented medieval bridge

Finale Ligure
With its palm-lined seafront, white sand beaches, clear blue sea and spectacular views Finale Ligure is a breathtaking seaside resort in the province of Savona. It is located at the foot of and partly up the side of a steep limestone mountain called the Rock of Caprazoppa. The whole town is open, colourful and full of all the things you would expect from a holiday on the Italian Riviera. Endless rows of good, affordable restaurants and bars, sunny piazzas, beautiful buildings, stylish shops and of course sun, sea and sand.

Finale Ligure has three castles, Castel San Giovanni which is a 17th century Spanish fort, Castel Gavone and Castello Vuillermin which is now a youth hostel.


Castle Gavone, Finale Ligure - Photo: France74

There is a Basilica with a bell tower and several churches of architectural interest.

There are many more lovely, small holiday resorts running along this stretch of coastline such as Andora, Loana, Pietra Ligure, Varigotti, Spotorno, Varazze and Andora.


Varezze beach - Photo: Rollopack
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Liguria Information
Location of Liguria
Area: 5,420 km²
Population: 1.6 million
Density: 297/km²
Capital: Genoa

Find a hotel in Liguria
Provinces
Comunes
  • Genova
    • Arenzano
      Avegno
      Bargagli
      Bogliasco
      Borzonasca
      Busalla
      Camogli
      Campo Ligure
      Campomorone
      Carasco
      Casarza Ligure
      Casella
      Castiglione Chiavarese
      Ceranesi
      Chiavari
      Cicagna
      Cogoleto
      Cogorno
      Coreglia Ligure
      Crocefieschi
      Davagna
      Fascia
      Favale di Malvaro
      Fontanigorda
      Genova
      Gorreto
      Isola del Cantone
      Lavagna
      Leivi
      Lorsica
      Lumarzo
      Masone
      Mele
      Mezzanego
      Mignanego
      Moconesi
      Moneglia
      Montebruno
      Montoggio
      Ne
      Neirone
      Orero
      Pieve Ligure
      Portofino
      Propata
      Rapallo
      Recco
      Rezzoaglio
      Ronco Scrivia
      Rondanina
      Rossiglione
      Rovegno
      San Colombano Certenoli
      Santa Margherita Ligure
      Santo Stefano d'Aveto
      Sant'Olcese
      Savignone
      Serra Riccò
      Sestri Levante
      Sori
      Tiglieto
      Torriglia
      Tribogna
      Uscio
      Valbrevenna
      Vobbia
      Zoagli

  • Imperia
    • Airole
      Apricale
      Aquila d'Arroscia
      Armo
      Aurigo
      Badalucco
      Bajardo
      Bordighera
      Borghetto d'Arroscia
      Borgomaro
      Camporosso
      Caravonica
      Carpasio
      Castel Vittorio
      Castellaro
      Ceriana
      Cervo
      Cesio
      Chiusanico
      Chiusavecchia
      Cipressa
      Civezza
      Cosio d'Arroscia
      Costarainera
      Diano Arentino
      Diano Castello
      Diano Marina
      Diano San Pietro
      Dolceacqua
      Dolcedo
      Imperia
      Isolabona
      Lucinasco
      Mendatica
      Molini di Triora
      Montalto Ligure
      Montegrosso Pian Latte
      Olivetta San Michele
      Ospedaletti
      Perinaldo
      Pietrabruna
      Pieve di Teco
      Pigna
      Pompeiana
      Pontedassio
      Pornassio
      Prelà
      Ranzo
      Rezzo
      Riva Ligure
      Rocchetta Nervina
      San Bartolomeo al Mare
      San Biagio della Cima
      San Lorenzo al Mare
      Sanremo
      Santo Stefano al Mare
      Seborga
      Soldano
      Taggia
      Terzorio
      Triora
      Vallebona
      Vallecrosia
      Vasia
      Ventimiglia
      Vessalico
      Villa Faraldi

  • La Spezia
    • Ameglia
      Arcola
      Beverino
      Bolano
      Bonassola
      Borghetto di Vara
      Brugnato
      Calice al Cornoviglio
      Carro
      Carrodano
      Castelnuovo Magra
      Deiva Marina
      Follo
      Framura
      La Spezia
      Lerici
      Levanto
      Maissana
      Monterosso al Mare
      Ortonovo
      Pignone
      Portovenere
      Riccò del Golfo di Spezia
      Riomaggiore
      Rocchetta di Vara
      Santo Stefano di Magra
      Sarzana
      Sesta Godano
      Varese Ligure
      Vernazza
      Vezzano Ligure
      Zignago

  • Savona
    • Alassio
      Albenga
      Albisola Superiore
      Albissola Marina
      Altare
      Andora
      Arnasco
      Balestrino
      Bardineto
      Bergeggi
      Boissano
      Borghetto Santo Spirito
      Borgio Verezzi
      Bormida
      Cairo Montenotte
      Calice Ligure
      Calizzano
      Carcare
      Casanova Lerrone
      Castelbianco
      Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena
      Celle Ligure
      Cengio
      Ceriale
      Cisano sul Neva
      Cosseria
      Dego
      Erli
      Finale Ligure
      Garlenda
      Giustenice
      Giusvalla
      Laigueglia
      Loano
      Magliolo
      Mallare
      Massimino
      Millesimo
      Mioglia
      Murialdo
      Nasino
      Noli
      Onzo
      Orco Feglino
      Ortovero
      Osiglia
      Pallare
      Piana Crixia
      Pietra Ligure
      Plodio
      Pontinvrea
      Quiliano
      Rialto
      Roccavignale
      Sassello
      Savona
      Spotorno
      Stella
      Stellanello
      Testico
      Toirano
      Tovo San Giacomo
      Urbe
      Vado Ligure
      Varazze
      Vendone
      Vezzi Portio
      Villanova d'Albenga
      Zuccarello

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