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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos and experience the enchanting allure of Santa Margherita Ligure, as Italy in Photos unlocks one of the gems of Italy: – Santa Margherita Ligure is a beautiful seaside town on the Ligurian coast, about 35 kilometres southeast of Genoa. It is part of the area known as Tigullio, which includes the famous resort of Portofino and the picturesque villages of the Cinque Terre. Santa Margherita Ligure has a long history as a fishing and trading port, dating back to the Middle Ages. It was also a popular destination for aristocrats and artists in the 19th and 20th centuries, who built elegant villas and hotels along the palm-lined promenade². Today, it is a lively and colourful town that attracts visitors with its beautiful beach, its bustling harbour and its rich cultural heritage. One of the main attractions of Santa Margherita Ligure is the Basilica di Santa Margherita d’Antiochia, a stunning baroque church that dominates the town from the hilltop. It was built in the 17th century and features a lavish interior with paintings, sculptures and frescoes. Close by to the basilica, you can visit the Villa Durazzo-Centurion, a noble residence surrounded by a lovely park with statues, fountains and a turtle pond. Another landmark of Santa Margherita Ligure is the Castle of Santa Margherita, a 16th-century fortress that stands on the waterfront. It was built to defend the town from pirate attacks and now hosts exhibitions and events. Santa Margherita Ligure is also a great base to explore the nearby attractions of the Ligurian Riviera. You can easily reach Portofino by bus, boat or foot, and enjoy its glamorous atmosphere, its scenic harbour and its natural park. You can also visit Rapallo and Camogli, two charming towns with historic centres, castles and churches. Or you can take a train or a ferry to the Cinque Terre, the five stunning villages perched on the cliffs and connected by hiking trails. Santa Margherita Ligure is a perfect destination for those who love the sea, the sun and the culture of Italy. It offers a blend of tradition and modernity, of elegance and simplicity, of nature and art. It is a town that will enchant you with its beauty and charm.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1 – Piazza Federico Raoul Nobili to Via Cavour
Approximately 0.94 km –  0.58 miles

The walk starts in Piazza Federico Raoul Nobili – Via Fiume – Via Roma – Via Torino – Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa, Piazza Caprera – Piazza Caprera – Via Palestro – Largo Giovanni Amendola – Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini – Via Cavour

Photo Gallery of  Walk 2 – Piazza Caprera to Strada Provinciale 227
Approximately 0.74 km – 0.46 miles

The walk starts in Piazza Caprera – Via Pescino – Piazza Martiri della Libertà – Corso Guglielmo Marconi – Strada Provinciale 227

Photo Gallery of  Walk 3 – Via Jacopo Ruffini – Il Giardino di Villa Durazzo, Via S. Francesco D’Assisi
Approximately 0.71 km – 0.44 miles

The walk starts in – Via Jacopo Ruffini – Via Anton Maria Maragliano – Via Jacopo Ruffini – Via Favale – Corso Guglielmo Marconi – Via Luciano Manara – Piazza Sant’Erasmo – Via Tre Novembre – Via S. Francesco D’Assisi – Santuario nostra Signora della Lettera – Chiesa di San Giacomo – Via S. Francesco D’Assisi – Il Giardino di Villa Durazzo