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Santa Margherita Ligure

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Address: Riviera di Levante, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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Did not have a long time to savor the town the promenade walk around the bay very colourful and beautiful, we were heading to portofino so did not have enough time, hopefully will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Did not have a long time to savor the town the promenade walk around the bay very colourful and beautiful, we were heading to portofino so did not have enough time, hopefully will visit again...

Thank bestmimo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pretty town with lots of wonderful churches and Squares to sit and watch the word go by. A very quaint beach with stripped huts.

Thank MallorcaStyle
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I first found Santa Margherita from a shore excursion on a cruise and liked it so much we returned to stay the next two years running. It has all you would want; good shopping, excellent restaurants, plenty of sightseeing with churches and gardens, and a pleasant waterfront promenade. We stayed at the Hotel Jolanda a very nice... More 

1 Thank mathjb2015
Stafford, England
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126 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

An attractive and colourful small resort with a wide promenade round the bay to the fishing harbour. The houses lining the promenade are very colourful, plenty of cafes and restaurants. A good shopping area with interesting and well stocked shops. An old castle, a prominent villa in its own park, and beautiful churches add to the charm of this pretty... More 

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New York City, New York
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This town on the Italian Riviera has gorgeous views, beautiful Hotels, Great Restaurants, A Marina, an old town, and charm, charm, charm. I think that is prettier than Portofino which is only 20 min away by car. Night time strolling along the main street of SML leads you to beautiful, cozy cafes and bars with tables right along the seaside.... More 

Thank Patrick I
Classic City, GA
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59 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Traveling from Milan to Montecatini we decided that a midway stop was in order and that a seaside town would fit the bill. SML was a great choice! In mid November there were plenty of (locals approved) restaurants open for lunch despite the fact that most of the tourists were gone. The architecture and history of the city pared with... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is where the old money italian people go for the summer and not to the glitzy Portofino next door. Very good hotels and restaurants abound

1 Thank Rob B
Santa Clara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Santa Margherita Ligure is a small, sleepy town on the Italian Riviera with quaint cafes and eateries, abundant boutiques, pastel-painted buildings, and glorious views of the sea. It is just the place to visit and decompress away from the hustle and bustle of daily work. The seafood is excellent, especially at the Pizzeria Santa Lucia where the grilled frutti de... More 

1 Thank mhlean
Gold Coast, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Only a short distance from Portofino but without the hype and pretentiousness. This beautiful town located on the bay has everything you could need for a holiday. Having visited in both May and December, we have seen it in all shades of its glory. Lovely architecture, a nice sandy beach, great restaurants and family friendly, this town has it all.... More 

1 Thank Chris L
Thornhill, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This is a wonderful seaside community with many unique sites. There ia an old castle, overlooking the sea along the road to Portofino, the imposing Basilica di Santa Margherita, Villa Durazzo and Chiesa di San Giacomo amongst others. Then there is a palm tree fringed central park with prominent statues, lined on one side with quaint trompe-l'oeil frescoed buildings and... More 

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