In the most maritime region, life is a rainbow just like the shape of its territory. In the center, the regional capital. To the west towards France, the Ponente Riviera. Then east towards Tuscany, the Levante Rivera. The coast is the protagonist with its maritime hamlets where you can enjoy fragrant focaccia or a dish of trofie pasta with pesto, with fine sandy or pebble beaches, and sheer cliffs over the waves. But more and more tourists are discovering the appeal of the rugged inland dotted with picturesque villages set in expanses of olive trees, separated by dry walls clinging to steep lands and rows of vineyards of Pigato, Vermentino or the rare Sciacchettrà grapes, eked out of every possible fragment of soil.
From the city of Sanremo, greatly influenced by British tourism from the end of the 1800s onward, it takes 250 kilometers to reach the opposite extremity of the region, where we find the poetical beauty of the Cinque Terre and a coastline towering over the sea. There you can admire a landscape that is truly unique in the world, so much so as to be declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1997. The musical accompaniment is that of the chirping cicadas, the rustle of leaves in the wind, and the pealing of church bells. Five hamlets belong to the group