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
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.
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.
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