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Picturesque Liguria, also known as the Italian Riviera is waiting for you and your family with its colorful houses, its exquisite gastronomy, its steep cliffs and it"s inviting beaches. In this part of Italy you find both unusually well-preserved medieval cities, lush mountain scenery and beach holidays for the whole family. On a self-drive holiday with In-Italia in Liguria, you move easily around the whole area, and take your breaks as they suits you.

H3> On a self-drive holiday in Liguria you will experience a large variety

Liguria is a narrow strip of land between the French Riviera and beautiful Tuscany . If you cross the border from France by car, you will likely be surprised at how much your environment suddenly changes: the Italian Riviera is incredibly diverse in terms of both nature and architecture; something more than its French counterpart.

In Liguria you can both experience the arch-Italian vineyards and picturesque towns with medieval architecture. Not to mention the dramatic coastal rock formations, where houses are often painted in a rainbow of colors, and some are built up the rocks in a way that almost seems to go against the laws of nature.

We can advise you on your self-drive holiday in Liguria not only stick to the coastal road, but also take the autostrada that runs from east to west. The coast is densely populated, and many places will have a better view if you choose the autostrada few kilometers inland. Here you will get an incredibly beautiful drive through the mountains, and when the car dives through viaducts and tunnels, you will be able to see the lush olive groves, the shining sea and a beautiful string of appealing seaside hotels along the coast.

Visit enchanting Genoa on your self-drive holiday

The historic port city of Genoa the regional capital of Liguria, and this beautiful city is a great place to spend at least a couple of days when you are on a self-drive holiday in the region. Here you will experience the essence of Italy, when you let yourself get lost in Genoa mazes of cozy, small alleys. The food is superb, especially if you are a fresh seafood fan. Do not forget to taste plenty of Genoa divine gastronomic invention: Pesto alla Genovese, freshly prepared with locally produced ingredients. This delicious sauce of olive oil, basil, garlic, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese makes a good meal heavenly and a mediocre meal well.

Explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa in 1451. There is some controversy about the subject when no fewer than 15 Italian and 20 Spanish cities claim to be Columbus" birthplace! However, Columbus wrote himself in his will that he was born in Genoa, so there is a general consensus that it is most likely to believe his own words.

Go hiking in Cinque Terre

Genoa is geographically located approximately in the middle of Liguria. This makes the city an ideal base from which you can comfortably explore the rest of the Italian Riviera. For example, not far from Genoa you find Cinque Terre National Park or the beautiful, historic fishing village of Portofino .
Cinque Terre is probably one of the most dramatic and impressive stretches of coastline on earth, and you have ample opportunity to explore this unique area during your self-drive holiday in Liguria. Leave the car and take a hike between the 5 picturesque coastal villages, paths dating from the early Middle Ages.

A self-drive holiday in Liguria with In-Italia gives you the freedom and flexibility to discover the Italian Riviera in your own way.

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