The reason why many tourists keep flocking to this place is that it’s an island paradise that has an excellent climate, an exceptional coastline, and of course— beaches with clear, blue waters. If a beautiful island in the sun is what you’re looking for, the Italian Riviera is the place where you’d want to be.
Situated in between the Ligurian Sea and the mountains formed by the Maritime Alps and the Apennines (extending from the border of France and the French Riviera), the Italian Riviera promises nothing but magnificent beauty and gorgeous landmarks that make for a perfect vacation. Here, resort towns will make you feel like all those tiring days of work and seemingly endless overtime in your job were all worth it. This is what you have worked so hard for, and having the best time here is your only way of dealing with it.
If you love books or have a passion for everything literary, you’d be thrilled to know that the Italian Riviera has impressed and inspired so many great writers. DH Lawrence once lived in the nearby village of Fiascherino, Ernest Hemingway and Ezra Pound once stayed at the seaside resort town of Rappalo, and Lord Byron and Percy Shelley stayed and marveled at the Gulf of La Spezia (they’re the reasons why Lerici Bay was dubbed as “The Gulf of Poets”).
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This is one of the country’s smallest regions, but it definitely is huge in beautiful attractions. Both charming and stylish, the coast of Liguria offers visitors—some of the villages and towns that dot this place offer sights that is appreciated all over the world. Some of them could be found at the Italian fishing village/resort, the Cinque Terre (a part of the Cinque Terre National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and Lerici, which has a castle that now contains a paleontology museum.
There are two great parts of this place: the Riviera di Ponente to the west (referred to as the “the coast of the setting sun”) and the Riviera di Levante (also known as the “the coast of the rising sun”) to the east—both of these two offer unique treasures that are sure to impress all visitors, and will not fail in providing you with a romantic backdrop and a slew of activities.
Head over to the Riviera de Ponente if you’re looking for long stretches of sandy beaches, most notable is the amazing beach town of San Remo, which boats of a breathtaking seafront, luxurious resorts, and casinos. If you wish to have great views of the coastline, go to the rugged Riviera de Levante Genoa and Capo Corvo.
Being able to provide inspiration to writers, you’re assured of nothing but beauty in this place—the old villas, enveloping hillsides, seaside resorts, houses of different hues—they all come together to paint a picture of something that deserves nothing but grand words from great thinkers. Perhaps you, too, could think of great words and wonderful descriptions as well, so make sure you always have that pen and paper with you, for the bright ideas that will sure be coming in when you arrive at this great place in Italy.