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Liguria Region – Regione Liguria (IT)

Contact details

Web site: http://www.regione.liguria.it/
Organisation: Regione Liguria
Street: Via Fieschi
City: 16121 Genova
Country: Italy
Contact: Dr Francesco Fenaroli
Email: francesco.fenaroli [ a t ] regione.liguria.it
Telephone: +39 010 548 4483
Fax: +39 010 548 4084

Liguria Region

Aerial view of Portofino
Aerial view of Portofino (© Hotel Conte Verde)
Genoa seen from the port
Genoa seen from the port (©Wikipedia)
Seaside view of Savona
Seaside view of Savona (© Wikipedia)

A small but diverse region. Liguria is a narrow strip of land, enclosed between the sea and the Alps and the Apennines mountains, extends from Ventimiglia to La Spezia and is one of the smallest regions in Italy (its surface area is only 5431 square km). Its vegetation and wildlife however are amongst the most diverse and interesting in Italy.

A scenic coastline. The coast-line, which is geographically divided between the Western Riviera and the Eastern Riviera to both sides of the important centre of Genoa, is characterized by an alternating series of magnificent high coast lines and flat, sandy coast lines, whilst in the interior the steep hills meet up with the Apennine peaks. Liguria has an abundance of natural beauty and the various names given to it such as "Paradise Gulf", "Siren bay", "Bay of silence", "Bay of fairy tales", "Sea's echo" are all a testimony to the magnificent beauty of these marine landscapes. The many hotels and seaside facilities ensure that the tourist can enjoy the very best kind of holiday.

Genoa. The city of Genoa (Italian: Genova, Genoese dialect: Zena) is the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. It is the most important Italian seaport, ranking second in the Mediterranean after neighbouring Marseille, France. The city has a population of ca. 601.338, the metropolitan area has a population of ca. 871.733.

Rural life. In Liguria, there are numerous small villages which often boast castle ruins that bear testimony to former glories of noble families, providing a peaceful and authentic setting away from the crowds amongst the friendly and hard-working local people.

A mild climate. The ring of hills, lying immediately beyond the coast, together with the beneficial influx of the sea, account for the mild climate the whole year round (with average winter temperatures of 7-10º and summer temperatures of 25-28º) which makes for a pleasant stay even in the heart of winter.

The economy. Being a maritime region, much of Liguria's economy is related to its ports and to tourism. Genoa's role as industrial city has declined to give way to service industries such as commercial trade, communications and IT, as well as the banking and insurance sector. Agriculture remains an important sector with some well known products, including the cultivation of flowers (roses, carnations), decoration plants, olives and olive oil products.

Genoa Airport "Cristoforo Colombo"

Web site: www.aeroportodigenova.com
City: Genoa
Contact: Paolo Sirigu, Direttore Commerciale & Marketing
Email: sirigu [ a t ] airport.genova.it
Telephone: +39-010-601 5497
Fax: +39-010-601 5203
Mobile: +39-335-696 4 696

Albenga Airport

Web site: www.rivierairport.it
City: Albenga
Address: Aeroporto Villanova d’Albenga SpA
V.le Gen. Disegna
17038 Villanova d’Albenga (SV)
Contact: Mr. Berta Pier Carlo, Brigade General (r) Italian Air Force
Email: ops [ a t ] rivierairport.it
Telephone: +39-049/0182582033
Fax: +39-049/0182582924
Mobile: +39-335-8263712
Last update: 24 May 2007

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