Liguria is a region in north-western Italy. This coastal region has a very varied geographical outlook. Liguria has Alps and Apennines in the north and a sprawling 350 kilometers long coast line along Ligurian Sea. Its terrain is defined by a series of lush green rolling hills that descend continuously as they approach the coastal areas. Liguria is a popular tourist destination owing to its natural beauty, pristine beaches and history. Genoa is the largest and capital city. It is also an important Mediterranean port. The climate is friendly enough to warrant year round influx of tourists. The winters are mild and summers are warm and rainy. The average winter temperatures are 7 to 10 degrees Celsius, a far cry from the harsher conditions elsewhere in Europe. Liguria is also known for its wine production. Although, an agricultural region in past, it is fast becoming an industrial epicenter.
Castello Brown perched high above Portofino is a must visit medieval castle with stunning views over the village. San Giorgio Church is on the way to Castello Brown and a scenic walk takes you to the lighthouse on Punta del Capo. Check out the eighth century Benedictine abbey in San Fruttuoso. There is great hiking on well-marked trails and hanging out on the beach is always an option to while away a surface interval.
The major airports is Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA) in Genoa.