Santa Margherita Ligure

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Santa Margherita Ligure

Take a holiday in Santa Margherita Ligure and discover the natural riches of Liguria, between the pristine nature of the Monte di Portofino and the beautiful Gulf.

Santa Margherita Ligure is located on the Italian Riviera, in Liguria, on the eastern side of the Portofino Promontory, in the innermost part of the Gulf of Tigullio. There is so much to discover in this town, which has a strong tourist vocation. You can stroll through the gardens along the waterfront or amble along the town centre streets for some shopping, venturing along the old creuse, the narrow streets that rise from the castle to the Capuchin convent, up to the Church of S. Giacomo di Corte, or travel out to scenic villages, including Nozarego or San Lorenzo della Costa, in search of peace and quiet. One of the symbols of the city is Villa Durazzo. Built in the seventeenth century by the Marquis Durazzo on a panoramic hill, located in the central area of the town, the villa was enlarged with the addition of five outbuildings created by the new owners, the Centurione Princes. Since 1973, the villa and the park have been taken over by the local authority. The park around Villa Durazzo allows visitors to stroll and relax in the shade of ancient trees. The Italian garden, with its paths of rounded pebbles and sinuous flower beds bordered by box hedges, is adorned with fountains and statues in neoclassical style. The park is enriched by the presence of majestic live oaks, placed near the villa, as well as a large number of trees, some of them very impressive, and plant species from around the world.

Another symbol of Santa Margherita is the Castle. Built on the rock of San Temo, the small fortress was erected during the sixteenth century and was used as a bulwark against incursions by pirates and privateers. Today the building is open to the public and hosts exhibitions and cultural and artistic events. If you want to end the day with an excellent dinner of fish or other Ligurian specialities, Santa Margherita offers a wide choice of restaurants and pizzerias. Both on the waterfront and in the old town, you’ll find a myriad of venues that meet every need: from exclusive restaurants to trattorias serving traditional local dishes. Holidays in Santa Margherita Ligure are also an excellent opportunity to discover new and unique flavours you won't find elsewhere.

With the tourism boom of the 1960s, Santa Margherita became a magnet for the young, whose meeting place was opposite the Central Cinema to have a chat and plan the evening. Today the young meet on Piazza Martiri della Libertà, opposite the waterfront Gardens. On this picturesque town square, you’ll find a host of bars offering music, drinks and aperitifs in the open air, alongside bathing facilities and fully equipped beaches. The Riviera di Levante and its charm await you: check out our holiday packages to Santa Margherita Ligure today and get ready for a new exciting adventure!

Hotel Laurin
Hotel Laurin
4 out of 5
Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi 3, Santa Margherita Ligure, GE
The price is £128 per night from 22 Oct to 22 Oct
Located in the heart of Santa Margherita Ligure, this hotel is steps away from Santa Margherita Ligure Castle and Marina di Santa Margherita. Villa Durazzo and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (336 reviews)
"Great location! Nice to have a balcony. Rooms and linens are a bit dated"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2021

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Hotel Metropole
Hotel Metropole
4 out of 5
Via Pagana, 2, Santa Margherita Ligure, GE
Located in Santa Margherita Ligure, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Castello di Punta Pagana and Santa Margherita ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (242 reviews)
"Always feels like you are coming home. The staff are absolutely amazing here especially if you have kids. Breakfast and dinner on the terrace is always great and Pool and beach are great to have."

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2021

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Imperiale Palace Hotel
Imperiale Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
Via Pagana, 19, Santa Margherita Ligure, GE
The price is £265 per night from 22 Oct to 22 Oct
With direct access to the beach, this Santa Margherita Ligure hotel is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Castello di Punta Pagana, Spiaggetta ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (256 reviews)
"Great hotel, great location. Been here many times, never disappoints"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2021

Imperiale Palace Hotel
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Italianway - Giuseppe Pastine 17/D
Italianway - Giuseppe Pastine 17/D
Via Privata Giuseppe Pastine, 17/D, Santa Margherita Ligure
Situated in Santa Margherita Ligure, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Portofino Regional Park, Santa Margherita Ligure Castle and Villa Durazzo. ...
Italianway - Giuseppe Pastine 17/D
Italianway - Crosa dell'Oro 20
Italianway - Crosa dell'Oro 20
Via Crosa dell'Oro 20, Santa Margherita Ligure, Città Metropolitana di Genova
Situated in Santa Margherita Ligure, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Portofino Regional Park, Santa Margherita Ligure Castle and Villa Durazzo. ...
Italianway - Crosa dell'Oro 20
Italianway - Dogali 17
Italianway - Dogali 17
Via Dogali 17, Santa Margherita Ligure, Città Metropolitana di Genova
Situated in Santa Margherita Ligure, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Villa Durazzo, Santa Margherita Ligure Castle and Marina di Santa ...
Italianway - Dogali 17
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