Italian Riviera

Want to know about one of the most beautiful places in Italy. Find out what the Italian Riviera has to offer to its visitors in our complete guide to tourism attractions on the Riviera.

The rich cultural heritage of Italy often tends to overshadow the natural beauty that the region has to offer. You will find most of the travel and tourism journalists to be focusing on the traditions and culture of the country rather than the amazing natural beauty that Italy has. No doubt the Italian cars and cuisines do form a big part of the country but when all this is not there you can still get the chance to enjoy beautiful scenic views and great weather for no cost at all. They say the best things in life are free and when it comes to the natural beauty of Italy the saying sure seems true.

One particular region in Italy that is known to possess amazing natural beauty is the Italian Riviera. This is a relatively narrow coastal strip that falls in between the Ligurian Sea on one side and the massive mountain chain formed by the Maritime Alps plus the Apennines. It extends the border of the French Riviera and borders close to Tuscany. In previous days much of what is now French territory was also part of the Italian Riviera but even today it extends all along the coastline of Liguria. The Italian Riviera is divided into two portions as it is situated on a central position on the port of Genoa. The area extending westwards from Genoa in the direction of the French border is known as the Riviera di Ponente whereas the area that falls between Genoa and Capo Corva is known as the Riviera di Levante.

So what’s at bay?

So what exactly does the Italian Riviera have to offer its visitors. Well first of all, the coastal region is much loved for its mild climate that serves as the ideal place to kick back and relax. The coastal region also makes for great views over the water ways. The natural beauty of the region is further complimented with the charming old school fishing ports that dot the beautiful landscape. This offers a unique experience to travelers who can get the chance to explore these ports along with enjoying the beauty of the region. The Italian Riviera is not a newly discovered place for tourists but it has been reported that the area has been attracting people from the times of Byron and Shelley.

There are some areas along the region that have gained international recognition. The most prominent of these are Bordighera, Lerici, Porofino and the famous Cinque Terre. The Riviera of Palms is the region centered on Savona and is another place of exquisite natural beauty. And of course the Riviera dei Fiori is known for having some of the sweetest smelling flowers in the country as it is home to the flower growing industry.

Due to the fact that many people are attracted by what the region has to offer the place has developed a good infrastructure for tourists. You will find the Italian Riviera to be richly populated with family hotels, holiday resorts, beach houses and a wide range of restaurants to cater to the influx of seasonal visitors to the region.

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