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The Cote d'Azur gets all the hype but just across the border in Italy is Liguria, a region with the same dramatic cascade of Alps tumbling directly into a crenelated Mediterranean coastline. Amazingly, the region is well known for its locally farmed cuisine despite the almost total lack of flat land, and it is the home of both focaccia and pesto. The capital of Liguria is Genoa, a maritime powerhouse which once ruled the Mediterranean. The region's best-known town is probably Portofino, followed by the villages of the Cinque Terre, which are definitely some of the best places to stay in Liguria.
Maybe it's the terraced farming which makes everything so tasty, or the accompanying fresh seafood? The mountainous landscape of Liguria influences everything about this region.
What To Expect
Housing is stacked high, on narrow streets, and some of the villages even seem to be laid on top of each other, sharing the same little harbours. The five villages of the Cinque Terre aren't the only places in Liguria which seem like they're so precariously nestled into the hillside that they could tumble into the sea at any moment. If you're driving through the region you will see all sorts of slightly dangerous looking architecture and town planning!
Behind the seaside resorts clinging onto the cliffs are the tiny medieval mountain towns, equally precariously positioned, but these are virtually unknown by tourists. This is where you can find some of the most delicious food anywhere in Italy. But you have to work for it, as many of these towns began as fortified garrisons, and within the ramparts the narrow lanes are designed to confuse invaders - which of course confuse visitors as well!
Genoa, the region's great port, isn't one of the most elegant of Italian cities. It is however a vibrant, lively place, ageing with style, with a gritty ancient maze of narrow streets at its heart, a reputation for excellent cuisine and some very well done regeneration work - including one of Europe's largest aquariums.
Spreading out from Genoa in both directions are dozens of sandy, and/or pebbly beaches, some of which have little resorts or fishing towns behind them. Driving between them is a great way to see more of the region than just the highlights.
Between Genoa and the French border is the Riviera di Ponente, which translates to 'of the setting sun'. Possibly an apt moniker, as this region feels like a charmingly fading seaside playground.
In the other direction from Genoa is the Riviera de Levante: 'of the rising sun', and this is the more popular stretch now, where you'll find the newest resorts and Portofino, Santa Margherita Liguria and Camogli which house many of the best places to stay in Liguria.
What Not To Miss
- Spend the afternoon at the beautiful Portovenere or Boccadasse villages, both of which are filled with lots of lovely colourful houses and offer wonderful sea views. Charming spots.
- Take a cable car up to the lovely Santuario di Montallegro church, boasting splendid interiors behind an impressive facade and with panoramic views of the area.
- The 17th century Museo di Palazzo Reale's interiors are dripping with opulence, featuring a magnificent window room and various stone sculptures dotted around. Enjoy a picnic in the gardens after touring the property.
- If that's whetted your appetite for architectural splendour then be sure to check out the Palazzi dei Rolli, a group of UNESCO heritage palaces in Genoa.
- Hike around the Footpath Monterosso for a great way to experience the region's rustic beauty.
Don't forget that this region of Italy is incredibly busy during the peak summer months. So if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Liguria in July or August, get organised and book well ahead.
The Best Places to Stay in Liguria
For Genoa city style
- The Hotel Le Nuvole is a beautiful, traditional townhouse in central Genoa not far from the beach. The architecture is a Renaissance wonder, while the rooms are sleek and contemporary. One of the best places to stay in Liguria if you want a city break.
- The 18th century Locanda Di Palazzo Cicala is a lovely building which expertly mixes old with new. Their large rooms feature French windows and simple yet chic decor. There are also apartments with full kitchens available. A top base from which to explore the city.
For stunning views
- For old fashioned Cinque Terre charm try the Hotel Porto Roca - with its stunning views over the bay of Monterosso from large private balconies and a charming sun terrace.
- Hotel Punta Est is a terrific 4* spot offering direct beach access via romantic, flower-filled terraces. Boasting large rooms with gorgeous views and various antique furnishings, there's also an outdoor pool and superb al fresco dining.
- Palazzo Vescovile boats terrific sea views and there's even a lift to take you straight to the beach! Their rooms are classic in style and you can tuck into meals from the Il Vescovado restaurant. What's more, it's all set amid lovely gardens.
- The Villa della Pergola is a beautifully renovated Byzantine villa, hidden out-of-the-way in hills perched almost on top of the beach. Historic and very romantic.
- The Abbadia San Giorgio offers romantic accommodation complete with four posters, terracotta tiling and opulent furnishings. Enjoy a good book in the pretty courtyard and bask in the afternoon sun, or head down to the beach for the day. An intimate spot.
- Domina Home Piccolo is set in a picturesque period villa with luscious surroundings. With minimalist contemporary accommodation, plus great views and traditional Ligurian meals served up, it's a top romantic getaway.
- La Meridiana is a charming 5* spot, offering traditional rooms with antiques and artwork adorning the walls. Plus, there's an outdoor pool, a sauna in which to unwind and lovely gardens with views of the surrounding vineyards.
- Hotel Eight, set in a farmhouse perched atop a hill, provides contemporary chic accommodation with all the mod cons. Relax in the garden jacuzzi and enjoy al fresco breakfasts on the charming veranda.
- Hotel Splendido is a truly luxurious hotel overlooking Portofino harbour. Stay in timelessly elegant rooms with great views and enjoy meals at any one of their three sophisticated restaurants. With a swimming pool and a spa to boot, what's not to love?
- Relais Del Maro is situated in beautifully peaceful rural surroundings, offering whitewashed rooms complete with antiques. This wonderfully restored property oozes rustic tranquillity - you'll leave feeling truly rejuvenated!
For Beach Breaks
- Hotel Del Lido is a beach-side spot, boasting simple whitewashed accommodation with private balconies. Perfectly located for both sunbathing and exploring the historic centre of Lerici, it's an ideal getaway.
- Hotel Astigiana is an elegant stay, with lovely traditional rooms featuring plenty of antiques and the beach just 50 metres away. Head off sailing, surfing or whale watching nearby.
- Eight Hotel Paraggi is a typical Ligurian villa which enjoys a splendid location, nestled in a stunning private bay and boasting modern accommodation with balconies and hot tubs. Enjoy private candle lit dinners on the beach!
For Local Exploring
- Ca'd'Andrean is a traditional property overlooking the sea. Offering unfussy accommodation from just £49, in a perfect location to head off exploring the Cinque Terre villages. A basic but charming getaway.
- Hotel Marina Piccola is a contemporary chic hotel with accommodation mixing exposed brick walls and contemporary furnishings. Tuck into splendid Ligurian cuisine in the seafood restaurant and spend your days wandering around the surrounding villages.
- La Madonnetta is an intimate B&B with amazing views over the Tyrrhenian sea. Their delightful rooms, featuring ornate furnishings, ooze historical charm.
- Grand Hotel Villa Balbi, set in a gorgeous historic property, boasts truly elegant accommodation with chandeliers and antiques. Spend your days taking in the sight the of Riviera di Levante before coming back to traditional cuisine.
- Hotel Suisse Bellevue is an unfussy spot, boasting simple accommodation and modern bathrooms. Relax on the private beach, wander around the gardens or head off exploring all over the Cinque Terre.
- La Sosta Di Ottone III is nestled in the Levanto Valley, offering four well-styled rooms combining traditional and contemporary elements. With glorious sea views and a Michelin starred chef (as well as a top wine list!), you're bound to fall in love with the place.
- Agriturismo Villanova is a B&B villa with 9 simple yet charming rustic rooms. Apartments are also available. There is a children's playground, making it a great choice for families, plus you can work up a sweat on their tennis courts.
- Villa Rosmarino boasts just six modernist, fuss-free rooms. Set in a restored historic property, it is well located to explore all over the coast or head off on hikes through the surrounding forests.
For Total Relaxation
- Hotel Cenobi Dei Dogi enjoys a wonderful location overooking the Camogli Gulf. Stay in crisp white, beach chic rooms and forget about all your worries in their spoiling spa.
- Hotel Vis A Vis boasts traditional rooms with soft hues, wood panelling and sea views. Spend your days at the beach or by the pool before returning to unwind in the spa.
For a holiday villa or apartment
- If you've decided that you'd rather the privacy of a self-catering option then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner, Booking.com.
- You may be best off visiting Liguria in the summer months with the temperature rising as high as 37°C in August! Don't worry though, most days are not that hot - on average, it is around 25-28°C.
- That said, this is the busiest time of year, so be sure to book ahead if you're looking for one of the best places to stay in Liguria. If you want to avoid fellow tourists then September may be your best bet, when the weather is still lovely but the school holidays are over.
- International guests can fly into Genova Airport - Ryanair offer direct flights from London Stansted and British Airways from Gatwick.
- From the airport, take the bus or train on to your final destination.
- For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
Still not sure?
- Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Liguria.
- Alternatively check out our recommendations in Portofino or the Cinque Terre.
- Or, contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.
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Best Hotels in Liguria
Via Chiodo Luxury Rooms La Spezia 9 rooms from £55Local exploring - This will most appeal to those with a car looking to explore the area and return to a well-located and comfortable baseValue chic - Considering the central location and beautifully designed rooms, this is excellent value for moneySights nearby - Technical Naval Museum, St George's Castle and Amedeo Lia Museum are all walking distanceSailing - Can be booked nearby.
Elegant rooms situated in a 19th-century building in central La Spezia, walking distance from the port. The 9 rooms have frescoes and large bathrooms. Will suit those who want to feel like residents, rather than tourists. There is no restaurant but options in the area, including a ground-floor bar. See More
Benso Rooms La Spezia 8 rooms from £65Local exploring - Well-located to explore this scenic Italian region known for its coastal villages, national parks and crystal blue seaGroups - The Benso Rooms can sleep up to 9 people, making a great base for groups of friendsSights nearby - St George's Castle and gardens, Cathedral of Christ the King, Technical Naval Museum and Amedeo Lia Museum are all walkableSailing - Venture out by boat to explore UNESCO World Heritage Site Cinque Terre National Park or the islands of Tino and Palmaria
An 8 room property located in a 19th-century building in central La Spezia. Rooms are light and airy, with high ceilings, contemporary furniture and crisp white sheets; many have balconies. There is a bar and breakfast is included. The city's public gardens and many restaurants are on the doorstep. See More
San Giorgio Rooms Genoa 6 rooms from £68Local exploring - Perfectly placed for exploring the rabbit warren streets of the historic old town, right by the Porto Antico.Local markets - Explore the markets of Genoa's historic old town, filled with local crafts and produce.Sights nearby - Two minutes walk from Genoa aquarium and Genoa Cathedral.Romantic - Good for couples.
A delightful, historic guesthouse in the heart of Genoa. Its ornately decorated rooms embody the rich artistic culture associated with the city. The bespoke family suites provide families with the perfect opportunity to come and explore the historic mercantile city. An excellent value option. See More
Hotel Le Nuvole Genoa 15 rooms from £74City StyleSights nearby - Throughout the city you'll find marble Renaissance portals and niches with statues Virgin or of ancient columns.Traditional - Beautiful and traditional architecture.Local markets - Good for local colour.
A beautiful traditional townhouse in central Genoa and not far from the beach. Wonderful Renaissance architecture. Contemporary sleek rooms, suites and family suites, some with mezzanine levels. Murals and frescoes on the ceilings as well as marble floors. City style with the old and new. See More
La Madonnetta Levanto,, Liguria 8 rooms from £78Local exploring - A central stay within walking distance of coast and townSailing - Perfect place to stay on a sailing trip around the Tyrrhenian Sea.Great walks - Great walking trails along the coast around Levante.Sights nearby - Cinque Terre is six miles away.
Delightful, small B&B with amazing views out over the Tyrrhenian Sea. Brimming with historical charm, rooms include beautiful ornate furnishings and many sea views. Enjoy a tasty continental breakfast and take in gorgeous views from the veranda by eve. A great little find. See More
Agriturismo Villanova Levanto, Cinque Terre 9 rooms from £78Families - Lovely place for children with a play area, tennis courts and gardens, and with the coast just a short drive awayCooking classes - Villanova offers 1 day cooking classes in traditional Ligurian cuisineGreat walks - Wide choice of paths that lead from Levanto to Cinque TerreSurfing - Great surf beaches and rental in LevantoRecommended by - Sawdays
B&B villa. Rooms have rustic furnishings with wrought iron beds, terracotta tiled floors and pretty fabrics. Apartments are in separate farmhouse, very secluded. Breakfast is served in charming dining room or sunny terrace. Children's playground, making a wonderful choice for young families. See More
Locanda di Palazzo Cicala Genoa 20 rooms from £86Families - Very family friendly; suite is big enough for extra beds and apartments have full kitchens to prepare dinner after sight seeingRomantic Break - Opposite the picturesque Catherdral, with murals and antiques in the rooms, opulent bathrooms and romantic moodSights nearby - Porto Antico area (with Aquarium, Galata Museum of the Sea and Bigo the panoramic lift)Local markets - In the little and narrow streets in the old part of the city
Unique hotel in city centre. Behind the 18th century facade, large rooms are blend of contemporary and traditional, with big bathrooms and French windows. Apartments have full kitchens and living areas. Sensational decor, central location and chic atmosphere. Very family friendly. See More
Hotel Punta Est Finale Ligure Savona, Liguria 40 rooms from £87Beach Life - Private beach and spectacular views.Views - Stunning sea views from all angles.Romantic BreakRomantic - A romantic setting.
A fabulous Four Star hotel with direct access to the beach. Romantic stepped terraces leading down to the sea, a large swimming pool, billiards rooms, excellent al fresco dining, and large rooms, suites and family suites. An ideal spot for a summer holiday as a couple or family. See More
Relais del maro Borgomaro - Imperia, Liguria 14 rooms from £87Hideaway - Just 20 minutes from the Italian Riviera yet find complete tranquility in this sleepy village.Families - Families are made to feel very welcome - babsitting is available too.Sights nearby - Borgomaro itself is lovely to explore with crumbling houses and an impressive 17th-century church.Great walks - Gorgeous walks along the coast and through mountain paths.Recommended by - I Escape
A lovingly converted property in a quiet corner of rural Italy. Beautifully decorated rooms have white washed walls set against gentle pastel colours and antique furniture. Sumptuous breakfasts are served on the terrace or in the domed breakfast rooms. Close to gorgeous sandy beaches. A real treat. See More
Abbadia San Giorgio Genoa, Liguria 6 rooms from £92Romantic Break - Wake up to church bells, potter down to the private beach, a day trip to Cinque Terre or read in the pretty courtyardGreat walks - To the private sandy beach nearbySights nearby - Castle of VillafrancaRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Sawdays
Porto Antico B&B Genoa 3 rooms from £100Local exploring - Perfect for exploring the historic centre of the city on foot, within walking distance of harbour and the main museums.City Style - A stark contrast between the sleek modern interiors and the historic setting in the heart of Genoa's Old Town.Local markets - Explore the local markets of Genoa's historic old town and pick up a bargains.Sights nearby - Genoa Cathedral and Piazza De Ferrari are both only two minutes walk away.
Chic B&B on the top floor of a historic building in Genoa's city centre. Here the sleek, contemporary rooms are whitewashed and furnished with minimalist decor. With Genoa's charming UNESCO heritage old town on the doorstep, it's perfect for exploring the city's rich culinary and artistic culture. See More
Quarto Piano Genoa 3 rooms from £101Local exploring - A slick and comfortable hotel, perfect for exploring the mercantile city of Genoa.Fishing - Organise a fishing trip from one of the cities many harbours.Sights nearby - Located just five minutes from Genoa Cathedral.
Grand Hotel Bristol Rapallo (Liguria) 253 rooms from £108Business meetings - With 253 rooms and 14 meeting rooms, this is an ideal location to hold business meetings or seminars.Foodies - Dine in the fabulous candle lit Le Cupole restaurant offering spectacular views and fine-dining.Sights nearby - The Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, a Roman Catholic monastery, perched on a cliff.Views - Great views from hotel
Elegant 4-star hotel at the foot of the Alps overlooking Lake Maggione. Rooms are decorated in an Art Deco style, the best come with a balcony with views of the mountains or lake. Featuring a spoiling spa, elegant bar and glorious pool but the excellent restaurant is the main draw. See More
Le Ville Relais La Spezia 12 rooms from £108Local exploring - Well placed to discover the historic, cultural and natural sights of the East Ligurian Riviera.Sights nearby - Set minutes away from picturesque Portovenere and the Cinque Terre area, a UNESCO World HeritageSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolSailing - Can be booked nearby.
A small friendly hotel offering spectacular views overlooking La Spezia and the Gulf of the Poets. The twelve rooms are light and spacious with soft hues and antiques. Featuring an infinity pool, a restaurant serving regional classics and a well-stocked wine cellar. Ideal for exploring the region. See More
Grand Hotel Villa Balbi Sestri Levante 105 rooms from £129Local exploring - Destinations of the Riviera di Levante nearby: Portofino, San Fruttuoso, Genoa which can be reached by boat, train or carFamilies - Plenty of child friendly spots with the pool, safe beaches, playgrounds and gardensSeaside - Seaside of Sestri LevanteViews - Gulf of TigullioRecommended by - Michelin Travel
Hotel Cenobio Dei Dogi Liguria 105 rooms from £113Total relaxation - Unwind in style with massages and beauty treatments, an outdoor saltwater pool and suites boasting whirlpool tubs.Beach Life - With private beach access, pool, sea-food restaurant and stunning views over the Camogli Gulf.Cooking classes - The hotel offers cooking classes in ancient Ligurian cooking traditions and haute patisserie.Great walks - There are a range of hiking paths starting right from your front door.
A picturesque hotel, ideally located overlooking the Camogli Gulf. Beach chic rooms decorated in crisp white palettes with splashes of colour and excellent views. The on site restaurant serves superb regional cuisine, and the spa offers an extensive range of treatments. A delightful stay. See More
Resort Villa Ito La Spezia 6 rooms from £115Local exploring - Spend mornings exploring the beautiful area by car and return to a haven of calm for afternoons by the poolSights nearby - In La Spezia visit Amedeo Lia Museum, St George's Castle, Technical Naval Museum and the Public GardensSailing - Take a ferry or hire a boat to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre National ParkRestrictions on children - Only children aged 10 and above are allowed
Characterful guesthouse located 3km outside the port city of La Spezia. Rooms are housed in a historic villa, surrounded by gardens with an outdoor pool. Decor is traditional Italian; think statues, opulent paintings and antique ornaments. A cold breakfast is provided and restaurants are nearby. See More
Villa Rosmarino Camogli, Liguria 6 rooms from £121Great walks - Through forest and along hill tops to the impressive 13th century San Fruttuoso Abbey.Sailing - Take a boat trip to the sleepy and almost untouched fishing village of Portofino.Sights nearby - The basilica of Santa Maria Assunta is within walking distance.Restrictions on children - Children above the age of 8 are welcome.Recommended by - I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith
'Hidden gem' is an oft overused cliche; however this property, one of a kind in the Italian Riveria is just that. Those who favour modernist, fuss-free decor will love its' clean lines, light filled rooms and retro furniture pieces. Breakfast is served and charming restaurants are walking distance. See More
Palazzo Vannoni Liguria 11 rooms from £121Families - This child-friendly hotel provides a comfortable, charming and affordable base for families looking to explore Italian's coastLocal exploring - Located in the centre of Levanto which is five-minutes by train to the famous, stunning cliffside villages of Cinque TerreBeach Life - Visit the dozens of nearby dazzling beaches such as Spiaggia LevantoSights nearby - Levanto is a beautiful, historic town full of shops and restaurants and the hotel will also provide picnics for day trips!
A beautifully restored ancient palazzo in the heart of the historic seaside town of Levanto. Rooms have had a complete refurbish leaving them fresh and simply styled drawing attention to the wonderful original frescoed ceilings. The bathrooms are contemporary and equally luxurious. Superb! See More
Hotel Astigiana Varazze, Liguria 24 rooms from £121Historic - Hotel established in 1919Beach nearby - 50 metres from the beachGolf - The Filanda Golf ClubSights nearby - Church of Sant’Ambrogio and the palace of Beato Jacopo
Ca'D'Andrean Cinque Terre 10 rooms from £126Hideaway - Quiet location, views over the sea from the lemon tree garden, walkable seafood restaurants and the other Cinque Terre villagesGreat walks - Walks between the Cinque Terre villages; path between Corniglia and Vernazza has olive groves, rosemary and vinesSailing - Can be booked nearby.Local markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Fodors
A traditional hotel overlooking the Ligurian sea. Charming, light-filled rooms with views and all the modcons. Lemon trees in the garden terrace add to the tranquil atmosphere. An ideal spot to explore the Cinque Terre villages and enjoy the scenery. Basic, but excellently positioned. See More
Hotel Suisse Bellevue Cinque Terre 30 rooms from £130Hideaway - Outstanding views over the Cinque Terre, plenty of beaches and surf spots to explore, walking paths and fresh seafoodSights nearby - Fegina Beach, Monterosso Beach, and Vernazza Beach, Bonassola Beach and Porticciolo Di Framura.Views - Wonderful views over the Ligurian SeaSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Hotel Marina Piccola Cinque Terre 13 rooms from £130Beach Life - Beaches, coastal walks with aloe and prickly pear plants. Fresh seafood throughout the 5 villages and stunning viewsSights nearby - From Manarola, head to Punto Bonfiglio. Find a pretty park with a summer bar and children's play areaGreat walks - The coastal path which links all five villages is a wonderful routeDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.
A contemporary chic hotel with bags of style in Cinque Terre. Rooms are modern with exposed bricks, white lines and all the mod cons. Excellent Liguirian cuisine in the seafood restaurant and stunning sea views. Beaches and other villages walking distance away. Perfect for a beach holiday. See More
Palazzo Vescovile Noli, Liguria 8 rooms from £132Great walks - Hike up to the Marquis Del Carretto Castle or reach the town of Spotorno on the medieval Dantean trailSights nearby - Noli is renowned for its fascinating medieval and renaissance architectureLocal markets - Explore local Italian street marketsViews - Stunning views over the Bay of Noli
Once home to bishops, Palazzo Vescovile has stunning panoramic views and its own lift taking guests straight down to the beach. Rooms are simply decorated with classic wooden furniture. Enjoy meals at the Il Vescovado restaurant and dine with sea views. A truly relaxing Italian hideaway. See More
Omhom Italy, Liguria 2 rooms from £148Romantic Break - The accommodation is ideal for couples, offering simple comfort and privacy away from guest-filled regular hotelsWriting a novel - A real hideaway experience in a picturesque sleepy village, ideal for finding some quiet time to writeDiving - For those thrill-seekers, the secluded sandy coves that make up the nearby coast provide numerous diving spotsSailing - Sailing excursions can be arranged through the local Velagiovane sailing schoolRecommended by - Sawdays
Lying in a secluded hilltop village, this cozy B&B promises a quiet escape. The renovated rooms are charmingly rustic, with exposed beams, hardwood furniture and old-stone walls. With a hot tub and a snug living room plus continental breakfast, Omhom is a delightful retreat with old-style comfort. See More
Hotel Porto Roca Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre 40 rooms from £156Views - Stunning views over the bay of MonterossoSwimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Traditional
Grand Hotel Portovenere Cinque Terre 56 rooms from £167Beach Life - The area is known for its charming coastal villages, pristine waters, beaches and marine reserves, an ideal coastal retreatCooking classes - Do one of the cooking classes arranged by the hotel and learn to make fresh pasta and pesto sauce or its famous tiramisùRomantic - Good for couples.Views - Great views from hotel
A grand hotel in a former monastery overlooking the harbour. The light-filled rooms are furnished in elegant fabrics and smart contemporary fittings. Expect innovative cuisine at the atmospheric restaurant on a spectacular verandah overlooking the sea. A luxurious harbourside base! See More
Hotel Piccolo Portofino 22 rooms from £195Views - Stunning views over the baySights nearby - Just 450m from the centre of townLocal markets - Enjoy local street marketSwimming Pool - Private beach access
A refined period villa immersed in lush vegetation, typical of the Ligurian Riviera. In contrast, rooms are modern with minimalist furnishings and stunning views. Enjoy breakfasts on the terrace, fresh fish and traditional Ligurian cuisine in the hotel restaurant. Truly romantic. See More
La Sosta di Ottone III Cinque Terre 6 rooms from £200Good wine list - Chef and Sommelier Luca Palmero Scatena joined in 2013Cooking classes - Luca Palmero Scatena offers 'jam sessions'; personalised cooking classes to guests based on their interests and experienceSights nearby - The perfect base for exploring the villages that make up the Cinque TerreViews - Stunning views over the Levanto Valley towards the MedRecommended by - Sawdays
Nestled in the Levanto Valley, La Sosta offers traditional & contemporary rooms with exposed wooden beams and stonework alongside incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea. Soak up the local history and sights or simply relax on the terrace and enjoy the culinary excellence of Luca Palmero Scatena. See More
Hotel del Lido Lerici, Liguria 12 rooms from £200Beach Life - Situated right on the beach in a picturesque area of Liguria.Sights nearby - Situated near the historical centre of Lerici. Wander round the pretty streets and visit the striking castle.Great walks - Explore the scenic hiking trails through the surrounding hills.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
A beach-side luxury hotel with gorgeous sea views. Simple white-washed rooms boast private balconies. Unwind in the large hot tub or stroll down to the beach. Numerous activities in the surrounding area from historical sights to epic hikes. An Ideal spot for holidays in the sun. See More
La Meridiana Garlenda Savona, Liguria 28 rooms from £208Romantic Break - Views across vineyards, trips to Italian medieval villages, beaches close by, riding trips and relax by the quiet poolSights nearby - Via Iulia Augusta is an ancient Roman roadTraditional5* Luxury - Very high service standards.Recommended by - Relais & Chateaux
Hotel Vis a Vis Sestri Levante (Via Della Chiusa 28, Sestri) 46 rooms from £216Total relaxation - The ideal spot to unwind, with a deluxe spa, lovely outdoor pool and just a few minutes walk from the beach.Great walks - Go for long walks in the picturesque Cinque Terre National Park.Diving - Wonderful diving opportunities at the nearby centre.Sailing - Take a boat ride to the Portofino Resort.
A charming property complete with large pool, within walking distance of the beach. Traditional rooms are decorated in soft hues with wood panelling and large windows, boasting fabulous sea views. Simple Italian cuisine is served in the terraced restaurant. An excellent base for seaside holidays. See More
Villa della Pergola Alassio Savona, Liguria 13 rooms from £280Views - Stunning hilltop views of the Ligurian sea.Romantic - Good for couples.LuxuryRomantic BreakRecommended by - Michelin Travel
A beautifully renovated Byzantine villa set in the hills just above the beach. Gorgeous rooms have elegant furnishings and lots of natural light. Fabulous wisteria clad gardens, spectacular views, pool, and lovely terraces filled with flowers. A romantic spot for couples or honeymooners. See More
Imperiale Palace Hotel Portofino 89 rooms from £304Total relaxation - A luxury property on the tranquil Italian Riviera complete with indulgent spa.Sights nearby - Visit the Palazzi dei Rolli declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Great walks - Take long walks through the scenic Portofino Park.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool
A luxurious 5 star property overlooking the scenic Italian Riviera. Elegantly dressed throughout, the rooms are no exception. High ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, wooden floors and antique furniture abound. Some of the best also have frescoes and chandeliers. Italian indulgence at its very best. See More
Eight Hotel Paraggi Portofino 13 rooms from £373Foodies - Meticulous Italian cuisine.Beach LifeOutstanding location - Set in a private bay on the Italian Riviera.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Tablet
A Ligurian villa nestled in a private bay on the Italian Riviera. Stunning modern rooms and suites with balconies and hot tubs, fabulous Italian cuisine, private candle lit dinners on the beach, and plenty of sun traps to bathe in. An ideal choice for a romantic beach holiday. See More
Hotel Eight Portofino 17 rooms from £469Traditional - A traditional Ligurian house.Views - Great views from hotelSailing - Can be booked nearby.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Small Luxury Hotels, Fodors
A Ligurian farmhouse perched on a hill just above Portofino village with a charming private garden with hot tub. Contemporary chic rooms and suites have all the mod cons, balconies, and attractive furnishings. Charming breakfast verandah and walking distance to restaurants. Romantic, picturesque. See More
Hotel Splendido Portofino 85 rooms from £5905* Luxury - Very high service standards.Kayaking - Explore the wonders of the Italian Riviera aboard a kayak.Fishing - The hotel fishing boat: "Castel Dragone”Diving - Hotel's own Scuba Diving programme.Recommended by - Tablet
A luxurious Italian hotel set on a stunning hillside, overlooking Portofino harbour. Rooms are timelessly elegant and boast impressive sea views. A choice of three sophisticated restaurants, serving traditional Italian cuisine. Swimming pool, spa and health centre. Quintessential Italian splendour. See More