Liguria, often called the "Italian Riviera", is one of Italy's smallest regions, but can boast many fashionable resorts. It lies in north-western Italy, bordering with France. The region features impressive mountains and lovely hills, colored by the green Mediterranean turf and overlooking the Ligurian Sea.
There are plenty of picturesque medieval towns characterized by narrow alleys.Famous people like Ezra Pound, Lord Byron, Shelley and Ernest Hemingway, Claude Monet loved Liguria. Protected by the Alps and Apennines from the chills of the north, Liguria offers year round enjoyment. It is a paradise for lovers of the mountains and the sea, for sport enthusiasts wanting to enjoy trekking, mountain biking or sailing. For cultural enthusiasts who delight in the harmonious blend of history, art and tradition, and for food and wine connoisseurs who seek the culinary specialties of a region.
The area is the most western part of Liguria, bordering with France. The mild climate was well known to the British already in the eighteenth century. Ventimiglia is just a few kilometers away from the French border and the many attractions of the Cote d'Azur. Montecarlo is half an hour away and Nice is just 40 kilometers from Ventimiglia. read more
Pigna is listed among the most beautiful villages in Italy by the Italian Private Tourism Association "Touring club". The centre is made of narrow and picturesque streets remained untouched over the centuries. read more