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Quay of Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy

The quay in Santa Margherita Ligure - promenade that runs along the central beaches of the city, near the historical and tourist center, and along the seaport of Santa Margherita.

The quay is one of the most popular places for walking and recreation within the resort.

The length of the tourist part of the embankment is about 1 kilometer.

The quay along the central beaches is characterized by a walking area with places for recreation. Read more about the beaches in Santa Margherita Ligure...

Behind the embankment passes a passing road, from the opposite side of which brightly painted buildings lined up in a row, on the first floors of which there are cafes, restaurants and a few small outlets.

Monument of Giuseppe Garibaldi (Monumento a Giuseppe Garibaldi), the Italian commander, revolutionary and politician.

The fountain, decorated with a statue of Saint Margherita of Antioch.

Vittorio Veneto Square (Piazza Vittorio Veneto) is one of the central squares of the city where the tourist center is located, and buses to / from Portofino stop.

Next on the embankment is located one of the main decorations of Santa Margherita Ligure - a monumental fountain with a marble monument to Christopher Columbus, made by sculptor Odoardo Tabacchi in 1892.

Near the monument is the old gun (Il Cannone), probably used during hostilities.

An impressive bronze monument to the king of the Sardinian kingdom, the first king of united Italy, Victor Emmanuel II, mounted on a high pedestal.

Martiri della Liberta Square (Piazza Martiri della Liberta), better known as Primorskaya Square, is a completely pedestrian square, where shady paths for walking are broken, there are places for rest, several sculptures and a cafe-bar.

From the square of Martiri del Liberta originates the Harbor of Santa Margherita Ligure (port), fenced off from the main part of the coast of the molami and designed in the mid-19th century to ensure mainly the safety of navigation, gradually developed a tourist destination and over the years turned into one of the main berths for pleasure craft, without abandoning its original purpose.

In spring and autumn the pier is the venue for prestigious sailing regattas.

The port is also equipped with structures for the landing of passengers from cruise ships.

From the port you can take a boat trip to Portofino or the national Park Cinque Terre.

The closest to the Central beaches of the pier port of Maloncello (Molo Maloncello) is a tourist, where landing and disembarkation on boats and ferries is made.

On the pier site there is a sculpture dedicated to Saint Margherite of Antioch, the patroness of the city, who turned her face to the sea waters.

Along the port lie the embankment and the driveway, along which cafes and restaurants are located.

Along the waterfront of the port are some of the important sights of the city:

- castle of Santa Margherita Ligure 16th century;

- the Church of the Capuchin friars of the 17th century;

- Church of Sant Erasmo (Oratorio di Sant'erasmo), which contains models of ships and collected items that belonged to the fishermen who inhabited this area;

- the parish church of San Giacomo di Corte, or the temple of Our Lady of the Letter (Chiesa di S. Giacomo / Santuario di Nostra Signora della Lettera) of the 17th century, located a bit higher from the promenade and the port;

- the complex of Villa Durazzo, which includes two historic homes, one of which is a Museum and an Italian Park like garden, with panoramic views of the port and the coast of Santa Margherita Ligure, as well as sea water. Read more about Villa Durazzo...

Mol Foraneo separates the port from the southern part of the coast of Santa Margherita Ligure. Boats moor on one side of the pier, there are cafes and restaurants, and on the other there are beaches.

In the southern end of the port, near the Monument to Umberto I, busy part of the promenade ends. Further, along the road leading to Portofino, lies a narrow sidewalk, where you can also Hiking.

The road to Portofino is very popular among tourists, on the West side it is surrounded by hills covered with Mediterranean vegetation, and from the East the waters of the Ligurian sea. Read more about Portofino...

Where to stay near the seafront, port and the central beaches of Santa Margherita Ligure

4-star hotel Metropole is located at the beginning of the sea promenade, with private beach and Park area with an outdoor pool and a Wellness centre.

The room price includes: Breakfast or Breakfast and dinner. Link to the hotel booking

The 4-star Lido Palace hotel has a bar, free Wi-Fi and a Turkish bath.

The rooms and suites of the hotel are equipped with air conditioning, a Minibar and a TV with satellite channels. Most rooms and suites overlook the sea and some also have a balcony.

Room rates include Breakfast. Link to the hotel booking

Apartments Una Finestra sul Mare overlooking the sea, a garden, a terrace, free Wi-Fi and bike rental.

Apartment with 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with fridge and oven, washing machine and bathroom with bidet. The link apartments booking

Piazzetta apartment - Sea view with sea views, a shared lounge, a terrace and free Wi-Fi.

The apartment features a bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dining area and a bathroom with bidet and washing machine. The link apartments booking

The 4-star Laurin features a terrace with pool and panoramic views of the Ligurian sea, a fitness centre, a tour Desk, and free Wi-Fi.

Room rates include Breakfast. Link to the hotel booking

The 4-star Grand Hotel Miramare is located behind the port, on the South side of the coast of Santa Margherita Ligure, on the hills.

In the hotel: a sun terrace and a salt water pool surrounded by a garden, a Wellness centre with a relaxation area.

Room rates include Breakfast. Link to the hotel booking

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