Sea and picturesque borgos: rent a villa in Liguria with DH Villas!

Only one destination for infinite types of holidays: this is Liguria!
Discover the region that was among the first tourist locations in history, with its cities of art, villages steeped in tradition, pristine nature and one of the most enjoyed coastlines in the world.
And what about eating? From street food to ancient trattorias, the specialties of Ligurian cuisine will give you an unparalleled experience of aromas and flavours, which you can replicate in your villa with funny cooking classes!

History and Culture

The capital of the Liguria region is Genoa, a lively city of art overlooking the sea and capital of the delicious imitated pesto. Walking through the streets of the historic center you can stop to visit the Ducal Palace, the National Museums of the Royal Palace, the famous Palazzi dei Rolli, the Church of Jesus, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, Via Garibaldi and all the characteristic alleys. In the historic center of Cogoleto in the street Via Rati there is the building where Christopher Columbus was born. Set in a green promontory overlooking the sea, Portofino is an iconic destination with its famous little square and colorful houses. Don’t miss the churches of San Martino and San Giorgio, the Brown Castle and Punta del Capo lighthouse. Historic home of the Italian Song Festival, Sanremo is the capital of the Riviera dei Fiori with many attractions, including lush gardens, sumptuous villas, Art Nouveau buildings, beaches lapped by a crystal clear sea and the famous Casino. From here you can easily reach the village of Bordighera, loved by the French painter Claude Monet, Ventimiglia and the medieval villages of Dolceacqua and Apricale. On the border with Tuscany there’s the city of La Spezia, in the stretch of coast known as the Gulf of Poets.

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Nature and Leisure

In Liguria, the sea and the mountains are both undisputed protagonists: to the north the Ligurian Alps and the Apennines while to the south the Ligurian Sea. The coast is divided into Levante and Ponente, respectively east of Genoa-Voltri up to the Gulf of La Spezia, and west of Genoa-Voltri up to the western limit of the Monegasque principality. The Eastern Riviera is characterized by beaches of sand mixed with stones and cliffs overlooking the sea: Camogli, Portofino, the Cinque Terre and the picturesque villages of Lerici and Portovenere. The Western Riviera, on the other hand, is characterized by sandy beaches, deep seabed and includes places such as Alassio, Sanremo, Bordighera and Varazze. Those who love sport, in addition to lots of sea, days on a sailing boat and mini cruises, will be able to choose from numerous itineraries for mountain biking, bird watching and climbing on the cliffs overlooking the sea. Trekking lovers can try their hand at the Via della Costa, a path of almost 300 km from Menton, on the French border, to the Via Francigena in Sarzana, among terraces overlooking the sea, flower-filled rivieras, woods and small villages.


Mountains and sea offer genuine products to the table and are the basis for ancient recipes with unique and unmistakable flavors, such as the authentic pesto, made with DOP Genoese basil, extra virgin olive oil from the Ligurian Riviera and Mediterranean pine nuts, all rigorously crushed to the mortar! Try the Trofie, a fresh local homemade pasta, which goes perfectly with this sauce. Among the other specialties of the region there’s focaccia, the Genoese one is also eaten for breakfast with cappuccino, focaccia from Recco, stockfish, anchovies, Taggiasca olives and wines, including the famous Vermentino, Pigato, Rossese and Albarola.



330 km of coastline with coves, natural parks, small colorful villages and a crystal clear sea. The Cinque Terre area is famous for the beaches of Guvano and Monterosso al Mare. Popular destinations for tourists are the Baia dei Saraceni and the wild beach of Punta Crena in Varigotti, reachable by canoe or paddle boat. In Camogli, within the Portofino regional park, there is the beautiful beach of San Fruttuoso with the Abbey of San Fruttuoso. Unmissable for snorkeling lovers is the statue of Christ of the Abyss, located about 15 meters deep.


Discover the small borgos of Liguria through paths immersed in nature and taste the famous wines of the region after taking a tour of the vineyards! DH Villas will organize your experience down to the smallest detail.

Aquarium of Genoa

Ready for an exciting journey into the underwater world for adults and children? The Genoa Aquarium is the largest in Europe. The structure is part of the Old Port and divided into thematic areas which are accessed via tunnels, walkways and open-air pools.