Things to do in the Region

Liguria, where the Alps and the Apennines cascade into the Mediterranean, is defined by its sinuous, giddy landscapes, with a topography so demanding it has shaped almost every facet of daily life.
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/liguria-piedmont-and-valle-daosta

 

Festivals

From October to November is the truffle festival in Alba: http://www.fieradeltartufo.org/2016/en/
In the Spring, there are a lot of local festivals worth visiting:  http://www.beautifuliguria.com/blog/springtime-holidays-in-liguria/

Places to visit

Around Cairo Montenotte: Liguria has a full calendar of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Spring Festival, Carnival, the Festival of the Sea and the Truffle Festival. For more information, https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Italy/Liguria/Things_To_Do-Liguria-TG-C-1.html

Millesimo is a beautiful little https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Italy/Liguria/Things_To_Do-Liguria-TG-C-1.html medieval town, only 10 km away from the house.  Walking through the streets takes you back centuries and the old bridge is worth a detour.  There is a weekly market on Saturdays in Piazza Italia.

Millesimo

Genoa is the capital of Liguria. Genoa has been nicknamed la Superba (“the Proud one”) due to its glorious past and impressive landmarks. Part of the old town is inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO). The city’s rich cultural history in notably its art, music and cuisine allowed it to become the 2004 European Capital of Culture. It is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and Niccolo Paganini. Definitely worth a visit. genova

Acqui Terme has been famous since roman times for its hot sulphur springs and is about 45 minutes away. In the little pavilion at the centre of the town, known as La Bollente, the waters bubble up at 75°C. For a relaxing day, you can visit one of the many luxury spas in town, such as Lago delle Sorgenti http://www.lagodellesorgenti.it P7052333-P7052333

Activities

Beach: Savona at only a 20 minutes drive away features a large seaport and several beaches and marinas. You can spend a day at one of the municipal or private beaches.  Further up and down the coast, you can find a lot more fine beaches. Savona-Riviera-Delle-Palme-118178 There is a large car park near the old fortress, close to the beach and the city center https://goo.gl/maps/gmXMv ) Savona can be also reached by train http://www.thetrainline-europe.com/train/cairo-montenotte-to-savona~8301288~8300185

Boating. If you like to make a boat trip, you can call …… to make a private reservation. portofino_2 (1) More about the Italian Riviera: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/summer-on-the-beach–the-italian-riviera-1761110.html http://www.miomyitaly.com/best-beaches-in-liguria.html

 

More tips for activities can be found here: http://www.turismoinliguria.it/en/

Diving. The sea beds around Savona attract many divers. http://www.lecavallettediving.com/en/ offers trips to the marine reserve where you can also find the remains of the wreck of an ancient Roman ship and her cargo of amphorae.  Call Paolo at …. to book a trip. P7300442

If you like hiking, the land around the house offers wonderful views and nice walks. You will find many fruit trees and very likely run into roe deer.   ree1-hr Nature reserve park Riserva Adelasia is only 12 km away and perfect for a light to moderate hike: http://www.parks.it/riserva.adelasia/Eindex.php

Ligurian AlpsFor the more adventurous hikers, the Ligurian alps are just 85km to the east.

Punta Marguareis is the highest point of Ligurian Alps. Read more about the ‘queen’ of the Ligurian Alps Read more about the Ligurian Alps

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Golf lovers have the top level Garlenda http://www.garlendagolf.it/en/ and Albisola Superiore http://www.filandaresort.com/eng/ to choose from, both in unique beautiful settings.

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