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Tigullio gulf is characterized by large beaches with bathing establishments, large marinas with all the services and sports facilities and refined locations. In Tigullio all this is combined with the beauty of the seascapes, the liveliness of the city centers, the charm of the seabed lapped by favorable currents.
Lovers of sailing, surfing, horse riding and golf can enjoy ideal conditions in nature and in sports facilities.
For the shopaholics there is no shortage of boutiques and shops with high value manufacturing.
The nightlife is characterized by typical restaurants and clubs open all night.
Portofino is perfect to love, dream and relax. It is the best place for this goal. The Piazzetta is always full of people, and you feel as if you're in your living room. There are many Restaurants, serving especially fish. Wonderful is walk in the natural park or take the path that leads to Paraggi through a forest of oaks with cliff views.
Paraggi is a village of small houses residential famous for its emerald sea and its beautiful beaches.
Santa Margherita, famous and stylish resort, is surrounded by hills covered with Mediterranean vegetation on which you will find villas and gardens with views of the Dolphin Coast. Known as the Pearl of the Tigullio, it's one of the most important tourist resorts of the Riviera Ligure, famous for its elegance, its beaches and its nightlife featuring international fashion shops and restaurants.names international.
Rapallo is one of the traditional resorts of the nobility and artists around the world. Nestled among the green shores of the promontory of Portofino, and the rocky cliffs that separate it from Zoagli, offers glimpses of great beauty. On the coast, the villages of San Michele di Pagana with beautiful beaches, and San Rocco with its beautiful park and the cliffs overlooking the sea are angles of heaven.
Zoagli is famous for its beautiful promenade that runs along the cliffs providing beautiful views of the Tigullio Gulf and unforgettable sunsets. Characteristics are its paths that reach from the city center the surroundings of the town. Wonderful is the hill that overlooks it.
Chiavari is famous for its beaches, paths between sea, mountains, olive and pine trees, the historic center with its endless arcades, historic palaces and gardens.
Lavagna is a modern seaside resort with a marina, among the largest in the Mediterranean, but also preserves scenarios that evoke antiquity and art. The village still has examples of medieval architecture as its famous arcades.
Sestri Levante is located on a promontory between the Bay of Fables and the Bay of Silence. Of particular beauty are its historic center, the village of Riva Trigoso and the hill that overlooks it.
Moneglia the middle of a beautiful bay is surrounded by a constellation of villages and small towns that hold almost everywhere the rustic look of the traditions of Liguria. It has wide sandy beaches, rocky beaches and a large number of coves accessible only by sea
Main points of interest
Camogli occupies the valley to the west of Portofino, overlooking the Golfo Paradiso. It's a typical fishing village, a tourist center known for its harbor and the colorful buildings along the mare. Camogli is famous throughout Europe as the "City of the Thousand White Sailing Ships". His extraordinary sailing tradition is in fact one of the more notable tourist attractions.
San Fruttuoso is set in a deep bay, almost a pearl in the rugged coast of Portofino. It features a magical abbey dating back to the year one thousand, around which there is a small beach, a church, the tower of the Doria and a few fishermen's cottages that are reflected in the emerald blue sea, on a background of dark green pines.
Cinque Terre are a national park, one of the least contaminated natural areas of the Mediterranean. The human activities, especially the wine growing and the "dry walls", have create a landscape that is unique in the world. All of this together with a crystalline sea have made the Cinque Terre the favored destination for both Italian and foreign tourists.
How to reach Tigullio Gulf
By Plane - The nearest Airport is Genoa ("Cristoforo Colombo"), easily accessible by highway, from the "Genova Aeroporto" toll booth.
By car - The Tigullio Gulf is easily accessible by car via the motorway A12 Genova-Livorno that passes through it, exiting at toll in Sestri Levante, Lavagna, Chiavari or Rapallo, then the latter to reach Santa Margherita and Portofino Zoagli.
By train - The railroad that affects the Gulf of Tigullio is the Genoa-Pisa, with stations in Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino, San Michele di Pagana, Rapallo, Zoagli, Chiavari, Lavagna, Cables, Sestri Levante, Riva Trigoso.