The famous city of Genoa with the well-known aquarium and one of Italy's best preserved historic centre's is just 20 km away from Recco.
Although Recco is located next door to the highly sought after and fashionable coastal towns of Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino and Camogli, Recco is more of a town for locals with less tourism than the others. The town has a train station from where there is easy access to both the Cinque Terre National Park and the rest of Liguria. The main road (SP333) runs from Recco into the hinterland towards the Ligurian Apennines, where there are good opportunities to find small, unspoilt villages with local restaurants. Speaking of food, Recco is very well known for its irresistible version of the Ligurian focaccia, Focaccia di Recco, which is a thin version, baked with cheese Crescenza (reminiscent of stracchino).
Recco has quite a nice beach (mixture of sand and pebbles) and the town's focal point is undoubtedly the large communal swimming pool that is located on the beach.