The Ligurian coast in northern Italy offers you everything from beaches, sunshine and bustling towns to mountains, castles, caves and medieval villages – plus the region is small enough to get around easily by car. Here history, art, culture and traditions blend perfectly with chic modern restaurants and bars, and various outdoor pursuits, such as sailing and climbing.
And with the French border so close you can easily jump on a train or hire a car and be in Monaco in next to no time (it’s worth noting that a 30-minute taxi ride from Bordighera to Monaco costs about 50 Euro). Any other reasons to go? Ah yes, there’s the food – Liguria is one of the capitals of the healthy Mediterranean diet – think delicious pasta, fresh, mouthwatering fruit, vegetables and olive oil.