Destination guide

Liguria, a gateway to the Italian Riviera

Cradling some of Italy's prettiest seascapes, Liguria has been enchanting sun seekers for centuries. It sits on the Italian Riviera, a ravishing slice of the Mediterranean known for postcard-perfect villages, terraced vineyards and sparkling sea views. There's a little bit of everything in this crescent-shaped slice of Italy, from sun-drenched beaches to lavish royal palaces. Whatever your style, you'll find a huge selection of Liguria vacation rentals strung along the coast. You can champion romance in the Cinque Terre, escape to upscale Portofino or enjoy a sophisticated city break in Genoa.

Things to do

Cathedrals and cobblestones in Liguria

A gateway to the Italian Riviera, Genoa is Liguria's proud capital. The city is strewn with extravagant architecture, including the heritage-listed Palazzi dei Rolli. If you visit just one, make it Palazzo Reale, known for its terraced gardens, gleaming antiques and resplendent Hall of Mirrors. You can admire Italian masterpieces in the handsome Musei di Strada Nuova, peer into the imposing Genoa Cathedral and get lost in the winding cobblestone lanes of the Old City. Consider yourself a foodie? With well-equipped kitchens, Liguria vacation rentals make it easy to hit up Genoa's local markets and prepare your own Italian feasts.

Activities

Clifftop romance in Liguria

Gracing the covers of countless travel brochures, the Cinque Terre is one of Italy's most storied destinations. It's made up of 5 impossibly pretty villages, each with its own unique charms. Cascading down the cliffsides, Manarola is eternally popular with couples and honeymooners. It's set among terraced vineyards and commands dazzling sea views. At sunset, walking hand in hand along the "Way of Love" coastal path is a rite of passage. Vernazza is another top choice, anchored by a yacht-filled harbor. Spend your days devouring fresh seafood and sipping vino at waterfront restaurants.

Weather

Beat the crowds with a spring spell in Liguria

Summer brings high season to Liguria, when the region enjoys clear skies and temperatures that hover around the 80s. Liguria vacation rentals make the most of the sunshine, with sunny terraces, flower-filled gardens and ocean views. While the weather is gorgeous, places like the Cinque Terre can feel crowded in the summer. This makes spring and fall sweet spots for travelers in search of a laidback getaway. If you want Liguria all to yourself, winter can be a rewarding time to visit.

Natural features

Discover DOC wines in Liguria

It may be small, but Liguria boasts some of Italy's most beautiful landscapes. The region sits on Italy's Mediterranean coast and is backed by the foothills of the Alps and the Apennines. Coastal scenery steals the spotlight, with rocky sea cliffs, pebbly beaches and aquamarine bays strung along the shoreline. Liguria is also prime vineyard territory, producing 8 DOC wines. Whether you prefer reds, whites, roses or sparklings, Liguria vacation rentals provide a dream setting for sunset tasting sessions.

Where to stay around Liguria?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 7,489 vacation rentals near Liguria. From 1,803 Houses to 563 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Liguria for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Liguria?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Liguria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Cinque Terre National Park: 1,721 vacation rentals
  • Monterosso Al Mare: 1,424 vacation rentals
  • Vernazza: 1,492 vacation rentals
  • La Spezia: 1,941 vacation rentals
  • Genoa: 1,232 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Liguria! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Liguria?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Liguria:

  • Monterosso Al Mare: 1,424 rentals
  • Vernazza: 1,492 rentals
  • La Spezia: 1,941 rentals
  • Genoa: 1,232 rentals
  • Portofino: 1,720 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Liguria?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Liguria are:

  • La Spezia (QLP-Sarzana-Luni): 3,686 vacation rentals
  • Genova Sestri Airport (GOA): 1,038 vacation rentals
  • Albenga Airport (ALL): 2,680 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Liguria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Liguria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Vernazza Beach: 609 rentals
  • Monterosso Beach: 2,534 rentals
  • Camogli Beach: 1,743 rentals
  • Portofino Marina: 1,793 rentals
  • Genoa Nervi Station: 1,496 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Liguria listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Liguria

Monterosso Al Mare
1,424 vacation rentals
Vernazza
1,492 vacation rentals
La Spezia
1,941 vacation rentals
Genoa
1,232 vacation rentals
Portofino
1,720 vacation rentals
Riomaggiore
1,665 vacation rentals
Manarola
969 vacation rentals
Santa Margherita Ligure
546 vacation rentals
San Remo
1,780 vacation rentals
Levanto
1,486 vacation rentals
Rapallo
796 vacation rentals
Portovenere
1,242 vacation rentals
Camogli
904 vacation rentals
Lerici
734 vacation rentals
Sestri Levante
1,142 vacation rentals
Corniglia
353 vacation rentals
Finale Ligure
695 vacation rentals
Alassio
1,402 vacation rentals
Bordighera
896 vacation rentals
Savona
391 vacation rentals