Welcome to Liguria
In the past many young people came to our country to complete their education. The "Italian Tour" gave them the opportunity of discovering, getting to know and appreciate the beauties of the different Italian regions. Liguria, famous throughout the world for its climate and splendid landscapes, was one of the favourite tourist destinations, well known for the richness and variety of its panoramic views and scenic glimpses, small villages, romantic and picturesque corners, wild and unspoiled nature.
Even nowadays travelling throughout Liguria is a continuous search for hidden corners in a salt and sun smelling blooming nature. Liguria is also rich in monuments which suddenly appear to your site and fascinate you for their amazing beauty, ancient defence towers stretching out towards the sky-blue immensity, small churches surrounded by cluster pine trees, oaks or chestnut woods, sanctuaries clinging to mountain peaks, miles of walks with stupendous panoramic views on sea and inland.
Then there are also trattorias and little restaurants where you can enjoy tasty dishes of traditional Ligurian cooking, colourful festivals, fairs, touristic, cultural and sports events, even international ones. Each new day you discover a Liguria becoming always more beautiful, more rich, more appealing… a wealthy half moon of land between sky and sea, where there is always something new to discover and to love. For some time now, the Liguria Region is following a strategy of preserving the natural beauty and the traditions of Liguria by carefully exploiting and revaluating the territory and adequately protecting the environment.
A "virtual tour" at its Internet web site allows you to gain access to all the information available, discover Liguria little by little in all its many aspects, giving you at the same time a chance to know all the activities of the Liguria Region with respect to constant promotion of environment and territory, tourism and culture, but also economy and work, education and learning, health and social welfare. Liguria is not mainly based on tourism anymore, but has become a territory always more open to the world of culture and new horizons: every day new ideas and projects are coming up, shows and international exhibitions are starting up, new museums and art galleries are opening, performances and events of any kind are taking place, also on international level.
While navigating through this site you will find out how the regional authorities co-ordinate and promote their steps, even with partners from other EU countries, not only in the already mentioned sectors but also as far as cultural heritage is concerned, by creating favourable conditions for economical development, especially with regard to technology and employment.
Liguria's future plans are directed to Europe and therefore CasaLiguria, a special web site, has been opened introducing the activities of its office in Brussels: divided up into subjects, you can find information on the calendar of events, a European newsletter and the opportunity to find a partner for sharing with you European projects covered by financial aid.