The Italian Riviera has many relaxing opportunities for travellers: wonderful beaches, delicious Ligurian dishes and off-the-beat tracks overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. What if you could experience all of them for a day? Let us show you the way…
The Natural Park of Portofino offers one of the best views of the local wildlife and Mediterranean vegetation which can be seen on the Italian Riviera. From the heights of Portofino Peninsula, you can admire extensive panoramas with mountains plunging into the Mediterranean Sea and fishing villages overlooking little bays with crystalline water.
Your hiking day can also bring other pleasures: stopping by an agriturismo for lunch! Ligurian families are warm and welcoming, they love to share with guests their simple and genuine culinary traditions, with products picked up from their garden overlooking the sea. And enjoy a lunch in a gorgeous location.
Hiking is one of the best way to enjoy the Cinque Terre and its landscape. Here Mediterranean trees and plants grow up spontaneously representing one of the best preserved natural areas of the Mediterranean, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Breath-taking views of the Mediterranean Sea and incredible untouched nature will surround.
During your hike, you should stop by amazing terraced vineyards overlooking the sea. Meet the locals and hear more about the history of this unique wine and its production. And of course, don’t forget to taste it in a typical Cinque Terre small wine cellar.
Put together an Italian ancient village with amazing landscapes naturally architected by mother nature and mankind together over centuries, mix them with great historical and dramatic places to discover, add the unique Mediterranean vegetation, rocky horizons and the Mediterranean Sea… and voilà! Welcome to the charming village of Portovenere.
Experience the authentic and mystic charm of this town situated in the Porto Venere Nature Park in the “The Gulf of Poets”. By private boat, you can reach the beautiful island of Palmaria and its untouched beaches, hike off-the-beat tracks, discover interesting and spectacular sights, such as the Blue Cave and get lost in the endless and peaceful horizons which can be seen just from the sea.
Whatever your choice will be, Portofino and its homemade cuisine, Cinque Terre and its vineyards or Portovenere and its untouched nature and beaches, let us give you some tips for hiking in Liguria:
- Wear Appropriate and comfortable shoes
- Bring plenty of water
- Dress appropriate for hiking
- Bring a backpack with the essentials
- Sunscreen for summer season
- Hats, sunglasses
- …And of course, your camera and bathing suit!
This is a Guest Post by Beautiful Liguria.
About the author:
Beautiful Liguria is an “unconventional” travel company which mission is to be the reference point for those who want to experience and explore more about the Italian Riviera outside the conventional schemes.