The Riviera of Flowers – Pure bliss for body and soul
The snow-capped Maritime Alps form the dramatic backdrop to the picturesque Ligurian hinterland. The rolling vineyards and olive groves, the breathtaking gorges, romantic hamlets and villages are simply balm for the soul. Four distinct cultures in close proximity, namely the Italian Riviera of Flowers, the Ligurian hinterland, the elegant Côte d’Azur and the Eastern Province create an unrivaled quality of life:
Swimming on the Ligurian Riviera of Flowers and Côte d’Azur can be enjoyed in many places. The sandy beaches of Diano Marina or Bordighera, the Cap Sant’Ampelio, Menton or the elegant Cap Martin are tempting places to enjoy a swim as are the hidden rock pools gushing with crystal clear river water.
Sports of all kinds can be pursued in nearly all major villages where there are tennis courts or exclusive golf courses. Networks of hiking paths and mountain bike courses invite to explore the foothills of the Maritime Alps. The coast offers plenty of watersports and even a skiing resort is not far away.
The region is one of the oldest settlements in Europe and a number of cultural monuments, traditional festivities and international concerts and festivalsplay homage to this heritage. Throughout the region you will find pre-historic finds, churches, castles, palaces, Roman theatres and forts, which have inspired many well known artistsover the years. Many of their artworks can be admired in local exhibitions, museums and galleries in Genova, on the nearby Côte d’Azur or in the Provence.