HINTERLAND

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Just inland from the coast, a natural barrier is formed by the Apennine Mountains, which protect the seaside resorts from the elements and create a background of extraordinary beauty.
Among ruins dating from the Middle Ages and remnants from the ancient Republic of Genoa and its noble families, the landscape bears witness to the passage of time and hard physical labour.
The endless stone walls erected in order to create farmland, mills, mines and foundries in an effort to make a living off the land bear evidence of man’s toil.
Proceeding inland, where the Ligurian Apennines reach their highest peaks, typical Alpine landscapes are created by the pine trees and firs whose reflections can be seen in the crystal-clear waters of small mountain lakes.
Relaxing summer holidays can be spent in the little villages, where there are plenty of opportunities for invigorating hikes and excursions.


The hinterland of Portofino Coast is characterized by five Valleys that branch off the sea towards Ligurian Appenine:

FONTANABUONA VALLEY

The Fontanabuona Valley, which runs parallel to the coast, has temperate climate due to its proximity to the sea and the protection provided by the mountains.

AVETO VALLEY

The Aveto Valley is the most mountainous of the Ligurian Apennine Valleys. The waters of the Aveto stream run through the valley, which is surrounded by the highest peaks of the Ligurian Apennine range, topped by Mount Maggiorasca at 1.804 meters.

STURLA VALLEY

The Sturla Valley, crossed by a stream with the same name, offers a great variety of landscapes due to its varying range of altitudes, from 30 metres above sea level to 1.702 metres at the peak of Mount Aiona.

PETRONIO VALLEY

Located in the eastern part of Portofino Coast, the Petronio Valley territory consists of four municipalities: Sestri Levante and Moneglia on the coast, Casarza Ligure and Castiglione Chiavarese in the hinterland.

GRAVEGLIA VALLEY

The landscape of the Graveglia Valley offers a variety of environments, from the northern part, characterized by thick woods, to the southern one where the small typical villages are surrounded by terraced slopes covered with olive trees and grapevines.

SEASIDE RESORTS

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With its rough and rugged shoreline Portofino Coast represents one the most enchanting parts of the Italian Riviera...

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PARKS AND PROTECTED AREAS

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The territory of Portofino Coast is rich with parks and protected areas. Respect for the environment has helped to...

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HINTERLAND

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Just inland from the coast, a natural barrier is formed by the Apennine mountains, which protect the seaside resorts...

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THE SURROUNDINGS: GENOA

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Genoa, designated European Capital of Culture in 2004, is a splendid city just waiting to be discovered...

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THE SURROUNDINGS: CINQUE TERRE

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The Cinque Terre is made up of five little isolated villages (Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore)...

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HOW TO REACH

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By Plane: The Cristoforo Colombo International Airport in Genoa, about 30 kilometres away, offers connections with...

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