«We leave the headland of Portofino still intoxicated with its beauty, but Liguria is relentless and the rest of the Riviera di Levante unwinds beneath or eyes as an infinite path of love. Along the golfo del tigullio (gulf of tigullio), beaches, coves, marinas compete in an endless contest of wonders.
Every nook and cranny has its name, every footpath has its reason, every secret has its magic. Paraggi, with its emerald seabed, Santa Maria Ligure with sun- baked sand, Rapallo and its castle in the middle of the water, so in love with the sea as to be almost consumed by it. Then there is Zoagli – huge arches and a square designed in pink like crop circles in fields of wheat – and San Michele di Pagana, the small church on the top of the hill, as delicate outside as extravagant inside. We stay for hours, our feet soaking in the water, our trousers rolled up to our knees, like old fishermen, with Liguria in front of us, a small piece of air, sky and sea visible in every corner of the Gulf. The characters of a romantic postcard.»
The Gulf of Tigullio is one of the most beloved areas of Liguria for the strong presence of tourist centers, seaside resorts and places of great beauty that constantly attract a large number of visitors and tourists. Situated in the Ligurian Riviera of Levanto, within the province of Genoa, the Gulf is enclosed between Punta Manara and the promontory of Portofino. It is a part of the coast that looks like a beautiful casket of natural beauty where, hanging between the sky and the sea, there are some of the most famous seaside towns in the world. Among these are Portofino, Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure, all featuring beautiful beaches, large marinas with all sorts of sophisticated service and facilities. Among the gems of the Gulf we can not forget the village of San Fruttuoso, known for its Abbey of San Fruttuoso of Capodimonte, which remains “hidden” in a small bay between Portofino and Camogli, that village is only accessible on foot following the trails reported, or by sea by boat from Portofino, Camogli and Santa Margherita Ligure.