Italian Riviera Tours
Join us on a holiday to the Italian Riviera
Stretching between Tuscany and the south of France, the Italian Riviera encompasses the majority of the crescent-shaped Liguria region.
Home to spectacular nature, charming fishing villages and chic resorts, it's little wonder that the area is among the most beloved destinations in Europe. With an abundance of incredible scenery, superb cuisine and the chance to unwind on the picturesque beaches that line the Mediterranean coastline, Italian Riviera holidays are what dreams are made of.
Undoubtedly, the most popular destination for most Italian Riviera tours, the stunning Cinque Terre comprises five idyllic villages carved into rugged cliffs along the coast. Offering pretty beaches and an array of delightful walks, they are perhaps best known for their elegant colourful houses and quaint harbours. Elsewhere, the stylish resort towns of Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure boast marvellous scenery and superb dining options, while the cities of La Spezia and Genoa provide plenty in the way of maritime history and grand piazzas. Discover the very best of this enchanting region, from impressive palaces to sleepy seaside villages, on our Italian Riviera escorted tours.
Things to do in the Italian Riviera
Here's exactly how to live La Dolce Vita.
Santa Margherita Ligure
Soak up the sunshine at the elegant resort of Santa Margherita Ligure. Discover the wonders of the 17th-century Il Giardino di Villa Durazzo, marvel at the Baroque interior of Santa Margherita church or simply enjoy the splendid views over the bay.
Explore the five stunning seaside towns of the Cinque Terre. Visit the castle ruins in lively Vernazza, wander the old town of Monterosso al Mare, enjoy a walk in Manarola, sip local wine in mellow Corniglia and take in the famous harbour view at Riomaggiore.
Venture to Portofino and take in the views of its brightly coloured buildings, stroll alongside the yachts in its harbour and do a spot of shopping in its designer boutiques.
Things to see in the Italian Riviera
You cannot miss these attractions in one of the Mediterranean's most beautiful regions.
Food and Drink in the Italian Riviera
A meal in the Italian Riviera is best enjoyed with a spectacular view.
Happily, there are ample opportunities to take advantage of some exquisite Italian vistas. Some of the best scenic eateries include Nessun Dorma in Manarola, Langosteria in Paraggi and La Torre in Vernazza.
For a uniquely Ligurian sweet treat, be sure to try latte dolce fritto, or sweet fried milk. This typical snack is made by covering hardened custard in breadcrumbs then frying it for a warm and oozing dessert.
A visit to the Italian Riviera calls for a sampling of Buridda. This Ligurian seafood stew was traditionally a favourite among fishermen who would use leftover fish to make the dish, but today it can be found in restaurants across the region.
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