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Cheap flights to Liguria

The coastal region of Liguria is situated in northwestern Italy, bordered by France to the west, Piedmont to the north, and Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany to the east. Located on the Ligurian Sea, Liguria is also bordered by the sea, the Alps, and the Apennines mountains. The region is a popular tourist destination for its beaches, towns, and cuisine. Its capital is Genoa.

What to see & do

The historically rich and dynamic region of Liguria in Italy also boasts of a fascinating landscape, particularly in the northernmost part of the Western Mediterranean, where there are mountains and steep cliffs that rise loftily out of the Ligurian Sea. Its capital city, Genoa, is among the most significant ports in the Mediterranean and is home to picturesque buildings, beautiful mansions, and churches that reflect Liguria’s glorious past, but still blend harmoniously with the modern city. One of Italy’s most popular resorts, Sanremo can also be found within Liguria; this is also where the annual Italian pop music festival is held. The beaches in the Italian Riviera are known for their calm, deep blue water. The Cinque Terre (literally the “five lands”) consists of the five tiny, quaint fishing villages of Corniglia, Manarola, Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore, and Vernazza that are on the edge of the rugged, rocky hills that tumble into the Mediterranean. Venture into the gulf of La Spezia, or the Gulf of the Poets, to see the peaceful and wonderful earthly paradise among the small towns and villages. No wonder that many famous poets, writers, and artists used to live or spend their holidays here. Connected to these five villages is the Via Del Amore, popular for walking along the long and winding the path on the coast. It offers stunning views of the sea while trekking. Tourists travelling to Liguria must not also forget to try an Italian cuisine served with one of the most popular sauces in the country, and in the world – pesto! In fact, Liguria is where pesto is originally from. With the sea being a major part of Liguria’s culture, seafood is also a staple here.

How to get around within Liguria

Liguria is divided into the provinces of Genoa, La Spezia, Imperia, and Savona. The best way to travel within Genoa is by bus, with the bus service operated by Azienda Mobilita e Trasporti (AMT). AMT has 138 bus lines that provide connections between Genoa and the cities on the Ligurian coast including Sanremo. The main bus station in Genoa is located at Piazza Principe. The train station also connects to many cities within the region, as well as in other parts of Italy, and even France. Within La Spezia, public buses are also the best way to get around, which connects the central station to Lerici, Chiodo, and Portovenere. The Cinque Terre is best accessed via the train that originates from La Spezia going to Riomaggiore. The buses within Imperia are operated by Riviera Trasporti. The buses run between the main cities of Imperia including Dolceacqua, Ventimiglia, Sanremo, Imperia, Pieve ti Teco, and Cervo. There are also two main train stations in the province, Imperia Porto Maurizio and Imperia Oneglia, which connect Imperia with the rest of Liguria and Italy. Lastly, in the province of Savona, the main bus company is the ACTS, which has bus lines that cover the largest part of the city of Savona as well as several areas outside the city. Getting from Savona to Genoa is best by train, which will take approximately 30 minutes.

How to get there

The most important port of entry in Liguria is Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, or the Genoa Airport. It is a minor international airport in Italy built on an artificial peninsula, four nautical miles (7.4 kilometres or 4.6 miles) west of Genoa. Airlines that operate here are Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Lufthansa Regional, Meridiana, Ryanair, S7 Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, Turkish Airlines, Volotea, and Vueling.

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