Santa Margherita Ligure

Santa Margherita Ligure is a picturesque coastal town located on the Italian Riviera, in the province of Genoa, Liguria. It is known for its beautiful beaches, historic landmarks, and vibrant culture. Visitors to Santa Margherita Ligure can enjoy a wide range of activities, from sunbathing and swimming to exploring the town's museums and galleries.

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Beaches: Santa Margherita Ligure offers both sand and rock beaches. Some of the most popular sand beaches in the area include Paraggi Beach, Santa Margherita Beach, and San Michele di Pagana Beach. The rock beaches include Punta Pedale Beach and Prelo Beach. All the beaches in Santa Margherita Ligure offer stunning views of the Ligurian Sea.

Cultural Highlights/Events:

  1. The Santa Margherita Ligure Festival: A lively celebration that takes place in August, featuring parades, fireworks, and live music.
  2. Castello: A historic castle that offers panoramic views of the town and the sea.
  3. Villa Durazzo: A magnificent 17th-century villa with stunning gardens and a museum of decorative arts.

Hospitality on and off the beaches:

Santa Margherita Ligure has a variety of beach clubs and restaurants that offer beachside hospitality. Most of the beaches have sun loungers and umbrellas available for rent, and many also offer water sports activities such as kayaking and paddleboarding. Visitors can also enjoy a range of dining options, from casual seaside cafes to fine dining restaurants.


By car: From Genoa, take the A12 highway towards Livorno and exit at Rapallo. Follow the signs for Santa Margherita Ligure. The drive takes approximately 30 minutes.

By plane: The closest airport to Santa Margherita Ligure is Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, which is located about 30 km away. From the airport, visitors can take a taxi or rent a car to reach Santa Margherita Ligure. Alternatively, there are regular trains from Genoa to Santa Margherita Ligure that take about 40 minutes.