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Photo Gallery of Santa Margherita Ligure
Italian Riviera, Liguria, Italy.

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ITALIAN RIVIERA TOWNS PHOTO SET
Picture Gallery RT20 - Santa Margherita Ligure
Images of Santa Margherita Ligure to give a photographic tour of this Levante Riviera seaside town.
This town is situated in a small bay on the Golfo di Tigullio between Portofino and Rapallo, which is the nearest motorway exit. After driving along a stretch of panoramic coast road, you reach one of the most important tourist resorts of the Eastern Riviera, which expanded last century onto the hills leading up to the village of San Lorenzo della Costa. As you climb higher, the olive trees give way to chestnut trees. In the direction of Camogli, the municipal territory forms part of Portofino Park.


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 Xtrallusion photo gallery of Italy. Photos, pictures, images and photographs of the Italian Rivieras, the Italian Lakes, the Italian Alps, the Cinque Terre, the Amalfi coast and some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. Plus photos of Italian cities such as Pisa, Milan, Genoa and Rome.

 Xtrallusion photo gallery of Italy. Photos, pictures, images and photographs of the Italian Rivieras, the Italian Lakes, the Italian Alps, the Cinque Terre, the Amalfi coast and some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. Plus photos of Italian cities such as Pisa, Milan, Genoa and Rome.

 Xtrallusion photo gallery of Italy. Photos, pictures, images and photographs of the Italian Rivieras, the Italian Lakes, the Italian Alps, the Cinque Terre, the Amalfi coast and some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. Plus photos of Italian cities such as Pisa, Milan, Genoa and Rome.

 Xtrallusion photo gallery of Italy. Photos, pictures, images and photographs of the Italian Rivieras, the Italian Lakes, the Italian Alps, the Cinque Terre, the Amalfi coast and some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. Plus photos of Italian cities such as Pisa, Milan, Genoa and Rome.

 Xtrallusion photo gallery of Italy. Photos, pictures, images and photographs of the Italian Rivieras, the Italian Lakes, the Italian Alps, the Cinque Terre, the Amalfi coast and some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. Plus photos of Italian cities such as Pisa, Milan, Genoa and Rome.

 Xtrallusion photo gallery of Italy. Photos, pictures, images and photographs of the Italian Rivieras, the Italian Lakes, the Italian Alps, the Cinque Terre, the Amalfi coast and some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. Plus photos of Italian cities such as Pisa, Milan, Genoa and Rome.

 Xtrallusion photo gallery of Italy. Photos, pictures, images and photographs of the Italian Rivieras, the Italian Lakes, the Italian Alps, the Cinque Terre, the Amalfi coast and some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. Plus photos of Italian cities such as Pisa, Milan, Genoa and Rome.

 Xtrallusion photo gallery of Italy. Photos, pictures, images and photographs of the Italian Rivieras, the Italian Lakes, the Italian Alps, the Cinque Terre, the Amalfi coast and some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. Plus photos of Italian cities such as Pisa, Milan, Genoa and Rome.

 Xtrallusion photo gallery of Italy. Photos, pictures, images and photographs of the Italian Rivieras, the Italian Lakes, the Italian Alps, the Cinque Terre, the Amalfi coast and some of the most beautiful corners of Italy. Plus photos of Italian cities such as Pisa, Milan, Genoa and Rome.
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Santa Margherita Ligure, Province of GENOVA

Part of the Fieschi landed estate in the thirteenth century, Santa Margherita was already quite developed in mediaeval times and not only inhabited by fishermen. But it was in the seventeenth century that many Genoese families began building their summer residences here: some of these are very impressive, such as Villa Durazzo Centurione, whose gardens are today open to the public. It was during the same period that the old parish church of Santa Margherita Vergine e Martire was built in the town centre. The other large church, the church of San Giacomo in Corte, was built in the following century, as was the Capuchin monastery. The older Oratory of Sant'Erasmo holds a collection of mariners' votary objects. Also worth visiting are the old parish churches at Nozarego and San Lorenzo della Costa.

Along a fairly restricted length of coast, there is a large variety of beaches and scenery, ranging from the rocky coastline of San Michele di Pagana to the sandy bay of Paraggi, where divers can find a very varied marine life and the wreck of a merchant ship which sank in 1917. Services and accommodation for visitors are excellent, whether you come for a holiday or a conference, and there are also many sports facilities, including the Palazzetta dello Sport (Sports Complex) and a skating rink. Sailing and canoeing can be practised all year round.

Note: The above is an extracts taken from the official web-site of the Regione Ligure, Agriculture and tourism department - Tourist section.
Travel Hint: Travelling along the Italian Riviera to visit Liguria's coastal towns and cities is recommended by train - they are frequent, comfortable and generally on time. They also take you into the resort centres and give you an additional perspective and 'flavour' of Italian life. The car by contrast is not quite as practical and ideal as first appears. There are basically two roads along the Riviera, the 'autostrada' and the 'Aurelia'. Italian 'autostrada' can be fairly stressed environments and the coastal road (via Aurelia) is pretty in parts but very slow, passing through every little seaside town. Additionally, parking in most Ligurian coastal towns is not in abundance and can take much longer to find a space than ever imagined - during most of the year, not just in summer. With car-hire, petrol, motorway tolls and parking charges, the car soon becomes an expensive and less than ideal way of getting around - and more often than not, slower overall than the journey by train.
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Adventure, activity and walking holidays in Italy on the Italian Rivieras. Independent, escorted and self guided walking holidays in Liguria, Italy - plus paragliding, 4x4 and skiing holidays. Come and discover the undiscovered and allow yourself to be charmed by Italy's beautiful Ligurian Rivieras. Visit and explore mountains, mediterranean rivieras and one of Italy's lesser known regions - on foot, by 4x4, with paraglider or on skis.
Enjoy relaxed, independent walking holidays in Italy along the Italian Rivieras using self-guided itineraries. Explore the beautiful mediterranean countryside and coastal mountains by foot taking in some of the regions most famous and magnificent towns and coast - the Cinque Terre, Portofino, Genova (Genoa), Santa Margherita, Rapallo, San Fruttuoso, Camogli, Chiavari, Sestri Levante, Vernazza, Manarola, Riomaggiore, Monterosso al Mare, Corniglia, Portovenere, Savona, Spotorno, Noli, Finale, Alassio, Imperia, San Remo and it's national parks to name but a few.
Whatever you look for in the great outdoors, the region of Liguria in northern Italy, is a paradise for independent walking, hiking, mountain walking, coastal walking, and simply exploring the regions characteristic seaside towns and fishing villages - in spring, summer, autumn and winter. Liguria, an intense flavour of Italy in one of Europe's most unique 'sea and mountain' locations.

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