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Okzident Travel Guide Liguria, Italy

Okzident travelled to the Italian Riviera, here we share some tips for restaurants, hotels and sights.

Liguria is bordered by France to the west, Piedmont to the north, and Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany to the east. It lies on the Ligurian Sea. The narrow strip of land is bordered by the sea, the Alps and the Apennines mountains. Some mountains rise above 2000 m; the watershed line runs at an average altitude of about 1000 m.

So now that we get the facts straight, we can dive in to our subjective take on this beautiful Italian coastal region. We travelled to Genoa, Portofino and finally to San Remo.

Genoa is by far the biggest of these destinations, and offers a wonderful mix of old narrow back streets and wide lanes with sea views. Genoa isn’t Milano or Rome, however shopping is certainly possible at one of the many Classic Italian patisseries, traditional mens wear boutiques or interesting antique stores. The city features an amazing collection of intricate neon signs in the Via XX Settembre.

– Grand Hotel Savoia *****
or book a room in its sister hotel: Hotel Continental

Portofino is very nice in March or April, however we imagine it over crowded with the ‘wrong crowd’ in high season. The views of the bay and tiny harbour are spectacular and the food is a great accompaniment to the art of see and be seen.

Da u Batti

San Remo is ‘Throwback Thursday’ every single day! Some of the restaurants haven’t had a make over since the early seventies, which isn’t in any way meant as a encouragement to do so now. These little gems of time capsules make the city definitely worth a visit.

Osteria del Marinaio
Ristorante Mare Blu

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