The Best 12 Italian Riviera Cities and Towns To Visit Guide

The Italian or Ligurian Riviera, a coastal strip that lies between the South of France and the Tuscany borders is a very popular holiday spot.

Colorful seaside villages, panoramic views, the blue of the Mediterranean Sea and the stunning beaches make this part of Italy a piece of heaven.

From swimming to clear blue waters, fishing, hiking, shopping in boutiques, to eating local delicacies and tasting the region’s wines, the Italian Riviera has something for everyone.


This town offers an old castle, charming churches, vibrant houses, nearby islands like Palmaria, Tino, and Tinetto for cruising, caves to explore, and clear waters.



It’s the most southern village of the Cinque Terre. This colorful village of the Italian Riviera is divided into two by the railway lines.



If you walk a little bit further from there, you will find some big rocks that are perfect for sunbathing and swimming.



Corniglia is the only village of the Cinque Terre that doesn’t have a harbor. It’s actually located 100 meters above sea level and is the smallest and quietest of all.



The center of Vernazza is Piazza Marconi. There you can sit and have dinner in one of the restaurants, or sit on the bench and admire the view and the fishing boats.


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