Liguria and Piedmont

Book our multi centre holiday to Liguria and Piedmont and take in the beauty of the Italian Riviera and experience Piedmont, the new food capital of Italy.

Your adventure begins in Liguria in the town of Sanremo, so after spending sometime at the beach you can visit the Russian Church, Villa Nobel, Ariston Theatre, Regina Elena gardens. In the evening take the " walk of the Empress" to the centre and visit the Casino of Sanremo.

After a picturesque drive on the Ligurian coast line, you’ll then make your way to the Piedmont countryside. In Piedmont you will enjoy amazing countryside views covered by vineyards, one of the best cuisines in Italy including the slow food culture and of course renowned wines and beautiful historical Borgos. 

The last part of your trip takes you to the Levante region of Liguria. There, visiting Portofino and the five villages of the Cinque Terre is a must, but at the same time you can choose to wind down by relaxing on the beach.

This is the perfect multicentre experience for food and culture lovers as well as couples looking for a romantic getaway.

 
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At a glance

  • Go wine tasting in the Piedmont region
  • Take a day trip to Monaco or Nice
  • Try the slow food culture of Piedmont
  • Visit the famous Cinque Terre
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Suggested Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : UK - Liguria

Cathedral of Genoa on sunrise - view from Piazza San Lorenzo square in Genoa, Liguria, Italy

Arrive in Nice airport and your transfer will take you to your hotel in the town of Sanremo. From here you can spend the afternoon exploring the local town. We recommend visiting the Russian Church, Villa Nobel and after having dinner in one of the many restaurants in the town centre, you can end the evening visiting the Casino of Sanremo.

Points of interest:
Where you could stay
Recommended
Liguria, Sanremo
Royal Hotel - Sanremo
  • A well-established hotel set in its own subtropical park with splendid sea views
  • Close to the centre of Sanremo with wonderful guest rooms and facilities
Day 2 - 3 : Sanremo

Mediterranean sand beach in traditional touristic town Alassio on italian Riviera by San Remo, Liguria, Italy

Spend the day exploring the surrounding area. The beautiful town of Alassio is an hour drive or easy rail journey away, or go west towards Monaco and Nice. Genoa is not too far away with just under two hour drive or rail journey. 

On your third day in Sanremo we recommend a relaxing day by the beach, in the evening take the "Empress walk" before enjoying your dinner in one of the many restaurants in the centre.

Points of interest:
Where you could stay
Recommended
Liguria, Sanremo
Royal Hotel - Sanremo
  • A well-established hotel set in its own subtropical park with splendid sea views
  • Close to the centre of Sanremo with wonderful guest rooms and facilities
Day 4 : Sanremo - Gavi

landscape of the stunning hillside of of Gavi, the famous wine village. In the background the sanctuary "Santuario della madonna della guardia" in the mist of the sunset, Piedmont, Italy.

Pick up your car hire or your private transfer and travel to your next destination, Gavi, in the Region of Piedmont and check in at your hotel. Take the rest of the day to relax by the pool and take a walk in the vineyards. 

Where you could stay
Recommended
Piedmont Countryside
Albergo L'Ostelliere - Villa Sparina Resort
  • Stay in a boutique, four star farmhouse hotel in Piedmont
  • Taste the award-winning DOCG Gavi wine at source 
  • Feast at La Gallina, a Michelin-plate restaurant 
Recommended
Piedmont Countryside
Albergo dell’Agenzia
  • Unwind in a charming historic property in the heart of rural Piedmont
  • Indulge your senses in the birthplace of the global Slow Food movement
  • Tuck into authentic, traditional food and sip on the world’s finest wines
Piedmont Countryside
Relais Villa D'Amelia
  • A peaceful setting in the Piedmont region.
  • Surrounded by wonderful gardens to stroll.
Day 5-6 : Gavi

The fort of Gavi is a historical fortress of a  built by the Genoese on a pre-existing medieval castle and stands on a rocky outcrop overlooking the village of Gavi, from which it takes its name.

Spend the day admiring the beautiful Piedmont countryside and its many "borghi". Hire a car and visit the around little towns like Alba, Bra, Neive, Gavi and many more. Piedmont has something to offer to everyone, a region with a long history, amazing food and famous for its wine, beautiful countryside views, great for cycling, trekking or just taking a stroll.

If you happen to find your self in the area between late September to January you must take part in one of the most famous events that the region has to offer, truffle hunting. 

On your last day in Piedmont you can relax by the pool, or book yourself a wine tasting experience which is a must in this area.

Where you could stay
Recommended
Piedmont Countryside
Albergo L'Ostelliere - Villa Sparina Resort
  • Stay in a boutique, four star farmhouse hotel in Piedmont
  • Taste the award-winning DOCG Gavi wine at source 
  • Feast at La Gallina, a Michelin-plate restaurant 
Recommended
Piedmont Countryside
Albergo dell’Agenzia
  • Unwind in a charming historic property in the heart of rural Piedmont
  • Indulge your senses in the birthplace of the global Slow Food movement
  • Tuck into authentic, traditional food and sip on the world’s finest wines
Piedmont Countryside
Relais Villa D'Amelia
  • A peaceful setting in the Piedmont region.
  • Surrounded by wonderful gardens to stroll.
Day 7 : Gavi - Santa Margherita

Panoramic view of a harbor in Ligurian Sea, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy. Colorful houses on a seashore

Leave Piedmont and make your way back to the region of Liguria to the town of Santa Margherita. Check in at your chosen hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the town. In the evening dine at one of the many restaurants in Santa Margherita or take the train for a five minute journey to Camogli, a beautiful little town that lights up by night.

Where you could stay
Liguria, Santa Margherita
Grand Hotel Miramare - Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Minutes from the centre of Santa Margherita
  • Beautiful gardens to stroll full of blooming trees and aromatic flowers.
Liguria, Santa Margherita
Best Western Hotel Regina Elena
  • 15 minutes drive from the exclusive resort of Portofino
  • Rooftop swimming pool with views over the Ligurian coast
Day 8-9 : Santa Margherita

Panorama of night fishing village Vernazza with Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church and lookout tower of Doria Castle, Five lands, Cinque Terre National Park, Liguria, Italy.

Spend a relaxed two days exploring everything the Levante Riviera has to offer. Make sure to try some of the traditional dishes like pasta al pesto and farinata, visit the iconic Portofino for a spot of lunch.

The next day, take the local train and explore the Cinque Terre which is easy to navigate. 

Where you could stay
Liguria, Santa Margherita
Grand Hotel Miramare - Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Minutes from the centre of Santa Margherita
  • Beautiful gardens to stroll full of blooming trees and aromatic flowers.
Liguria, Santa Margherita
Best Western Hotel Regina Elena
  • 15 minutes drive from the exclusive resort of Portofino
  • Rooftop swimming pool with views over the Ligurian coast
Day 10 : Santa Margherita - UK

Beautiful natural view of the Bay of Paraggi in Santa Margherita Ligure, Mediterranean seacoat near luxury sea resort Portofino, Italy

Head to Pisa airport for your return flight back to the UK.

10 days from £1,899 per person

Price shown includes return flights from London, accommodation in each destination for the duration specified and transfers, trains and/or car hire as required. The price shown represents a from price per person based on two people sharing in low season travel unless otherwise stated. Price is subject to availability and flight seats change continually, affecting the final price. The lead-in price shown is for guidance only. To obtain a tailored quote specific for your requirements, please contact one of our Italy Experts.

Practical Information

Flight Information

Most flights to Liguria arrive into Pisa airport (PSA) although visitors to the west of the Riviera can also fly into Nice (please call our Italy Experts to book flights to Nice). Direct flights to Pisa are available from London Gatwick, London Heathrow and London Stansted and take approximately 2 hours and 10min.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Tipping

Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
 
On guided tours/excursions it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
 
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation the driver and guide at the end of the tour. 

 

Details

The price is based on 2 adults sharing, travelling in May 2024. Our Italy Experts can personalise all of our Twin and Multi-Centre holidays for a date and destination that suits you. For a bespoke quote, give one of our Personal Travel Planners a call on 01293 765055.

Quote reference number: 53170800

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