the MARITIME ALPS...
where the Alps meet the mediterranean is a relatively unknown
area of outstanding beauty and rich cultural heritage. The Maritime alps
straddle the border between Italy and France and rise dramatically
just a few kilometres inland from the mediterranean coast - peaks
of over 3,000m within sight of the sea. These unspoilt and sparsely
populated mountains then extend eastwards along the Italian Riviera,
embracing the entire Ligurian coast towards Genova and beyond.
While the French
Cote d'Azur has been heavily developed, the interior and much
of the Italian coast is relatively unknown to travellers, foreign
LIGURIA'S CLIMATE is mild by northern European standards
and best described by it's short winters, long spring and autumn
and the hot months of July and August. Rarely during the 3 winter
months does it get cold and never below zero along the coast.
In winter, clear sunny days are typical with the average daily
temperatures between 10-16°C. This makes for a very pleasant
walking climate virtually all year round. Sunbathing and walking
in t-shirts on New Year's day is not something just for the courageous
An English run, anglo-italian
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Library of Italy and Liguria
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