Here are our top 5 Liguria picks for the whole family:
1. Adventure Parks
Families looking to experience a different side of Liguria need to include one of the many adventure parks in the region in their itinerary. Not far away from the sea resort of Sestri Levante and the Cinque Terre, Parco Avventura Val di Vara offers several exciting activities. Visitors can choose from different adventure trails, depending on their level of comfort and the level of difficulty they want to face. Families can also enjoy the good food and great hospitality of the nearby Giandriale holiday farm, which offers accommodations for whose looking to extend their stay.
2. Genoa Aquarium
Genoa Aquarium hosts the most extensive range of aquatic biodiversity in Europe. The exhibition gallery consists of over 70 exhibits and around 12,000 specimens of 600 species, from all the seas of the world. It offers visitors a varied range of activities and exhibitions to chose from, including a special tour for children aged 3 to 7 to discover the secrets of some of the most fascinating animals hosted in the aquarium.
3. Galata Maritime Museum
Galata Maritime Museum is the biggest and most innovative maritime museum in the Mediterrenean Sea. The museum route progresses through twenty-three large rooms spread over four floors, plus the panoramic Mirador terrace. Exhibitions, events and initiatives make the Galata a constantly evolving museum and the wide range of educational activities, designed and developed by the Galata Maritime Museum Educational Department, aim to allow children to discover the importance of major issues linked to history and science in a fun and dynamic way.
4. Toirano’s Caves
Located in the province of Savona, Toirano is an enchanting medieval town and its famous Caves make it an ideal destination for children of all age. Toirano’s Caves is one of the reference points for international cultural and nature tourism. Visitors are able to dive into a unique world and discover how the caves were born, who lived there in ancient times, how stalactites and stalagmites formed and which prehistoric animals were buried there.
5. Western Liguria Coastal Park
The Western Liguria Coastal Park is a 24 kilometer bicycle and pedestrian walkway created from a restored old railway line and it runs for most of its length along the sea shore. Connecting Ospedaletti to San Lorenzo al Mare and passing through the beautiful Sanremo, this cyclepath offers families an incredible journey filled with breathtaking views and unspoilt nature.
Situated in north west Italy, Liguria is otherwise known as the Italian Riviera. The long and narrow coastal region is well known for its capital Genoa, the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Cinque Terre villages and for being the home of pesto. Liguria boasts the perfect blend between authencity and a relaxed pace of life and is renowned for its incredible beaches, beautifully preserved medieval villages, stunning mountains and unique cuisine.