This beautifully situated town east of Liguria's historic capital Genoa is located along the coast of the Ligurian Riviera and has a reputation for being a wonderful little gem. Despite its fame, the town of Santa Margherita Ligure has managed to keep it's charm. It is arguably a beautiful haven, especially in contrast to its neighbour Portofino which is even more well known.
Here you can find a lovely palm tree lined harbour, beautiful beaches, a good selection of shops and restaurants and a friendly atmosphere. It's a great place to spend a few days relaxing in the sun and milling around in the pleasant town.
There is a local fish market and a charming marina here. The centre is scattered with orange trees and also is home to the beautiful Villa Durazzo with a landscaped garden and an enchanting view over the Italian Riviera. For night owls there is plenty of opportunity to party until the early hours during the summer months.
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Energetic souls may be tempted by exciting walks to Monte Portofino or to San Fruttuoso, located in a remote azure lagoon. From here you can stroll or cycle along the beautiful coastal road to Portofino.