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HOTELS IN THE CINQUE TERRE AREA (LA SPEZIA) LIGURIA

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Luxurious apartment - in magical Castello - Sleeps 6. Vacation rental, seaside, beach, golf, fishing, Holiday Apartment in San Remo.  Proximity Nearest city is Monte Carlo & Nice and Nearest airport is Nice (35 miles) Genoa (50 miles).  TV, DVD player & Satellite with over 150 international channels, incl CNN, FOX TV, BBC, SKY News, French, German, Italian, Swiss, Arab stations).  Sleeps 6.
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Liguria is one of Italy's small regions. Shaped like a narrow ribbon that stretches west along the coast of France, it is composed of four provinces namely Imperia, Savona, Genoa and La Spezia. The region is famous worldwide for its world-class resorts in the style of Cannes and Monaco. The capital city of this region is Genoa.

The coast is divided into two parts, the one located between the French border and Genoa is called La Riviera de Ponente. It is famous for is long sandy beaches and historical towns like San Remo which is a favorite tourist destination. O the opposite side, from Genoa to the border of Tuscany is called La Riviera de Levante, which is characterized by mountains and cliffs that hang over the coastline.
 
Many tourists come to Liguria not only for its historical places but also for its beaches, which is an uninterrupted string of resorts. Along the coast a lot of water activities could be done from windsurfing, scuba diving, water skiing, kayaking and sailing. In the inland areas you could do a lot of outdoor activities from horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking.

Once in Liguria, there are a lot of historical places you can visit. One famous example is located in Genoa, which is The Lanterna. . It is the symbol of the city; a lighthouse built on 1543 and is 117 meters tall. Its previous olive oil illumination used during its construction is now gone, being replaced by a 1000-watt bulb that could reach as far as 50 miles away to the sea. 

From its top you could get a beautiful view of the city down below and also that of the Gulf and the Riviera.

Other sights to visit in Genoa are the numerous palaces and museums, which offer a vast wealth of displays of art. The museums carry many paintings done by famous artists.

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Among the popular tourist destinations of Liguria the famous ones are Genoa, Portofino, San Remo, Cinque Terre, and Rapallo. These places offer a variety of places to visit like resorts, beaches, casinos, mountains and historical monuments. Aside from these places, there are other towns and fishing villages which area delight to visit as well.
 
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The food in Liguria is based mainly on the Mediterranean diet. A staple on the Ligurian menu is the Ligurian olive oil called the pesto, which is a sauce made up of a mixture of basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese and olive oil.

A common Ligurian food is Foccacias and pies. They are eaten during mealtimes or as a tasty snack. The foccacia comes with olive oil or filled with cheese, either way it simply is delicious to eat.

You may notice when eating in restaurants that the main menu is generally made up of a variety of pasta. These pasta are flavored with their delicious pesto or meat sauce. Don't fail to try out their ravioli, especially the pansotti that is a type of ravioli that is made of vegetables and herbs with a walnut sauce.

Getting to Liguria is easily done by air travel. The Christopher Columbus International Airport located in Genoa serves many flights daily from Italy and many other European cities. It is also possible to reach Liguria by boat cruise that would dock in the port of Genoa, and you could also reach it by car and by train.

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CINQUE TERRE AREA OF LIGURIA, ITALY - FEATURED HOTELS


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Albergo Serena, Lerici
This hotel is located in Lerici. Cattedrale di Cristo Re and Doria Castle are local points of interest. Another area attraction is Museo del Castello di San Giorgio. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Albergo Serena features multilingual staff, a garden, and a television in the lobby. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. Additional property amenities include a microwave in the lobby. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. The front desk is open during limited hours. There are 19 guestrooms at Albergo Serena. Guestrooms have balconies. Rooms are individually decorated
Ghironi Hotel, La Spezia
Situated in La Spezia, this family-friendly hotel is near Cattedrale di Cristo Re. Another nearby attraction is Castello San Giorgio. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Room service is available during limited hours. Ghironi Hotel features a bar/lounge, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. High-speed Internet access is available in public areas. Additional property amenities include currency exchange. Guest parking is complimentary. The front desk is open 24 hours a day. There are 52 guestrooms at Ghironi Hotel. Guestrooms have balconies. Bathrooms feature bidets and hair dryers.
Hotel Ippotur - La Spezia, Castelnuovo Di Magra
This resort is located in Castelnuovo di Magra. Piazza degli Aranci is a local point of interest. Another local attraction is Renaissance Ducal Palace. Recreational amenities include a children's pool. This 2.0-star property has a business center and offers a technology helpdesk. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Castelnuovo di Magra property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a poolside bar, a bar/lounge, and barbecue grills. 
Lunezia Resort, Aulla
This hotel is located in Aulla. Lunezia Resort features barbecue grills, laundry facilities, and a picnic area. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include tour assistance. There are 18 guestrooms at Lunezia Resort. Guestrooms have balconies. At the 2.0-star property, accommodations include kitchenettes with refrigerators and cookware, dishes, utensils. Bathrooms feature showers with handheld showerheads.
My One Hotel La Spezia
Situated in La Spezia, this business-friendly hotel is near Castello San Giorgio and Museo del Castello di San Giorgio. Another nearby attraction is Chiesa Abbaziale di Santa Maria Assunta. My One Hotel La Spezia features an elevator (lift) and air conditioning in public areas. Room service is available during limited hours. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. The front desk is open 24 hours a day. There are 68 guestrooms at My One Hotel La Spezia. Bathrooms feature bidets and hair dryers. Televisions have satellite channels. 
NH La Spezia
If you are looking for a 4 star hotel in La Spezia Italy , then the NH La Spezia Hotel offers you the perfect solution for your long or short term holiday. This 4 star La Spezia hotel is strategically located in the heart of the city center, thus allowing you quick and easy access to all the major attractions. The NH La Spezia Hotel is only moments away of the seafront, the port, the historic centre and the main train station. The restaurant is characterized by the attentive service and excellent traditional cuisine. Guests staying at The NH La Spezia Hotel will have easy access to La Spezia City Centre and if you don't mind a drive you can reach the famous tourist destination of Portofino, the Cinqueterre and Golfo dei Poeti.
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