|Contact:||Dr Francesco Fenaroli|
|Email:||francesco.fenaroli [ a t ] regione.liguria.it|
|Telephone:||+39 010 548 4483|
|Fax:||+39 010 548 4084|
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.
|Contact:||Paolo Sirigu, Direttore Commerciale & Marketing|
|Email:||sirigu [ a t ] airport.genova.it|
|Mobile:||+39-335-696 4 696|
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|