HISTORY OF LIGURIA:
The area of current Liguria was inhabited since the fourth millennium BC by the Ligures. Starting with the 3rd century BC, the region came under Roman domination. Read More [...]
Between the 4th and the 10th centuries, Liguria was conquered in turn by the Byzantines, the Lombards, the Franks, and was invaded repeatedly by the Saracen pirates and by the Normans.
Between the 11th and the 18th centuries, the main dominating force in Liguria was the Republic of Genoa, one of the most powerful maritime republics in the Mediterranean Sea. Later, the region passed under Milanese control.
At the end of the 18th century, the Republic of Genoa disappeared, and Liguria was annexed to the French Empire. After the Congress of Vienna of 1815, the region was included in the Kingdom of Sardinia and later, starting with 1860, Liguria became part of the newly created Kingdom of Italy.
GEOGRAPHY OF LIGURIA:
Liguria is a coastal region located in the northwestern Italy, bordered to the southeast by Tuscany, to the east by Emilia-Romagna, to the north by Piedmont, and to the west by France. Read More [...]
The region coincides with the Italian Riviera and is known for its beaches and for its beautiful coastal towns.
Besides Genoa, the regional capital, other major cities in Liguria are Imperia, Savona and La Spezia, capitals of the provinces with the same name. Beautiful coastal towns are Portofino, Camogli, Sestri Levante, Rapallo and Portovenere.
In Liguria, we can also find the wonderful Cinque Terre, a rugged portion of coast composed of five small villages (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare), all part of the Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
TRANSPORT TO/IN LIGURIA:
The main airport of Liguria is the Cristoforo Colombo Airport, located near Genoa. Through the region, you can travel by train or by car. Read More [...]
The cheapest train ticket from La Spezia to Genoa costs 9.30€ and the trip takes about one hour and a half.
On the other hand, by car, along the Italian Riviera, you can take one of the most beautiful roadtrips of your life, passing through every village of Cinque Terre, Portofino, Camogli...