The Provinces of Liguria
- Liguria seen from the sky, a documentary with parallel Italian / English text
- Comune of Bordighera
- Comune of Alassio
- Comune of Albenga
- Comune of Finale Ligure.
History - Antiquity
History - the Middle Ages and Modern Times
The Republic of Genoa was an important ally of Napoleon, and suffered a blockade by the English fleet in 1805. For this reason it lost its independence in 1825, when the Congress of Vienna annexed the whole of Liguria to the Kingdom of Sardinia, under the Savoy family. The history of the region, always dependent on the sea, saw since mid-1800 a never-ending exodus of hundreds of thousands of Italian emigrants from the port of Genoa to destinations overseas.
What to see
The hinterland is interspersed with medieval villages, where agritourist farms offer organic products and traditional healthy dishes, while a few miles down along the riviera glamorous sea resorts as Rapallo and Sanremo welcome tourists and shoppers.
Where to stay
- Accommodation in the Liguria region, divided by province and category.