31 days in Liguria Itinerary

31 days in Liguria Itinerary

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31 days in Liguria Itinerary

Start: Rome
train + bus:  4​h
1
Porto Venere
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Cinque Terre
— 9 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Genoa
— 9 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Alassio
— 8 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Rome

4
nights
Porto Venere

Porto Venere ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto Venere: Oratorio di San Rocco (in Lerici), Cantine Lunae (in Colombiera-Molicciara) and Sarzana (Pieve di Sant'Andrea & Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta).

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto Venere trip itinerary builder app .

Rome to Porto Venere is an approximately 4-hour combination of train and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for little chillier nights in Porto Venere, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lerici, Sarzana, Azienda Vinicola Baia Del Sole - Federici, Santuario di Nostra Signora degli Angeli, Punta Corvo
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Castello di San Terenzo ©
Castello di San Terenzo
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Isola Palmaria ©
Isola Palmaria

9
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere (in La Spezia) and Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, take in the waterfront at Passeggiata Lungomare, and take a stroll around Vernazza.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre holiday builder .

Traveling by ferry from Porto Venere to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

9
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Genoa: Sestri Levante (Baia del Silenzio & Hike the Punta Manara), Focaccia al Formaggio (in Recco) and Archaeological and mining museum of Castiglione Chiavarese (in Castiglione Chiavarese). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and wander the streets of Santa Margherita Ligure.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Genoa trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in July, Genoa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Alassio.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Sestri Levante, Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure, Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto, Focaccia al Formaggio
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

8
nights
Alassio

Alassio ©
Alassio is a town and comune in the province of Savona situated in the western coast of Liguria, Northern Italy, approximately 80km from the French border.Alassio is known for its natural and scenic views. Explore Alassio's surroundings by going to Savona (Monumento ai Caduti 1915-18 - “Rintocchi e Memorie”, Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista in San Domenico, & more), Finalborgo (in Finalborgo) and Grotte di Borgio Verezzi (in Borgio Verezzi). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo, kick back and relax at Bagni L'Angolo, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Toirano, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Budello di Alassio.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alassio travel website .

You can take a train from Genoa to Alassio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Alassio can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alassio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Finale Ligure, Albenga, Savona, Sanremo, Imperia
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Grotte di Toirano ©
Grotte di Toirano
Finalborgo ©
Finalborgo
Budello di Alassio ©
Budello di Alassio