“Liguria is like a Crescent Moon resting on the sea. The shining Tyrrhenian sea caresses its banks and the close by Alps and the Apennines, shield it from winds and invasions. This long, narrow, curved strip of land of green palm trees and olive trees, colorful houses, fragrant flowers, oranges, jasmine and brackish, where the best tasting fruits grow, where vineyards climb the rocks among pine trees and cypresses, where soft hills alternate with sudden steep coast, is only apparently a mainland region adjacent to the Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia and Tuscany: in reality it is an island”. (A. Morassi, Attraverso l’Italia -T.C.I.- Milano 1949)
Liguria presents a land configuration which make it different from the rest of mainland Italy: narrow valleys alternate with steep hills that then turn into mountains which are reflected in the sea. From almost everywhere in this region there a view of the sea, and on almost every hill rises a castle, a village, a church or a house, recalling bits of history, reshaping the landscape of an already generous nature into unforgettable views of breathtaking beauty.