Like every year we’ve been travelling to Liguria in October. Liguria is a beautiful region in Italy between La Spezia and France. The mix of hills and the sea is what makes it so charming. We usually stay for two weeks in San Bartolomeo al Mare in the region of Imperia, a one hour drive from Genoa.
The first few days of our stay was peppered with not-chilling-at-the-beach kinda weather so we decided to do some small town trips to Imperia, Diano Marina, Alassio and San Remo.
On the first of the cloudy days we walked to Diano Marina in the morning – the small town next to our base in Liguria. It’s a really nice walk by the sea. With lots of rescue boats and pedalos.
In the afternoon we headed to Imperia and the weather cleared up a bit. I really have to say: «I love Imperia». The city has a beautiful harbor and a pretty nice shopping district. Definitely worth a visit. Oh and by the way it’s where they produce the Agnesi pasta.
On the next day the weather was way better and we could spend the whole day at the beach. Good for relaxing, but not much time for taking photographs.
The next stop was Alassio. A beautiful nice little town on the Ligurian coast. It was a 30 minute drive along the coast from San Bartolomeo al Mare and it’s part of the Savona region. Unfortunately it was raining, so I couldn’t take as many photos as I wanted.
A few days later the weather got cloudy and rainy again. We stayed in bed in the morning and left for San Remo in the afternoon. The one hour drive along the shore is beautiful and fun to ride. Driving a car in Italy is breathtaking anyway.
This small village right next to San Bartolomeo al Mare has many narrow, crooked alleys. Everytime I enjoy the view on the sea from the place in front of the beautiful church I get this postcard feeling.
And after all that buzz about the surrounding cities here are some photos of San Bartolomeo al Mare where we stayed for two weeks.