1 Genoa

With its rabbit warren of medieval streets, revamped port area and clutch of first-rate museums and churches, Genoa could easily justify a week of your time.

2 Finale Ligure

If you just want somewhere to relax and spend time swimming and beach-lounging, look no further – this is the classic Ligurian family resort.

3 San Remo

With its famous Art Nouveau casino, elegant palm-tree-lined seafront and unique old quarter, San Remo affords a glimpse of old-style Riviera glamour.

4 Levanto

In a way it’s nothing special, but its large beach, popular with surfers, and its family-friendly, unpretentious centre, make Levanto perhaps the nicest resort on the coast – and a great authentically Italian base for the Cinque Terre.

5 Cinque Terre

Five picturesque villages shoehorned into one of the most rugged parts of Liguria’s coastline and linked by a highly scenic, coastal walking path.

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