Holidays to Santa Margherita
Halfway between Portofino and Rapallo, nestled in a picturesque cove in the innermost part of Tiguillo Bay is the elegant seaside resort of Santa Margherita Ligure. Also known as the Perla del Tigullio, this beautiful town is one of the major resorts in the Riviera di Levante and the perfect holiday destination.
Surrounded by hills and a serene Mediterranean vegetation sit an abundance of villas overlooking the Costa dei Delfini with breathtaking views of the meeting point of the Santa Margherita and Portofino borders. The stunning sea front is decorated with intriguing Art Deco buildings and lined with flower beds, palm and pine trees making it an idyllic location to sit and enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful seaside town.
Things to do in Santa Margherita
History enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to the magnificent Villa Durazzo Centurione in the centre of the town and are encouraged to explore the villa’s grounds, the Parco Comunale di Villa Durazzo- which are a perfect example of the Italian gardens complete with statues, exotic plants and footpaths. A trip to visit some of the town’s remarkable churches such as the Basilica of Santa Margherita di Antiochia, the Chiesa dei Cappuccini, and the San Gerolamo della Cervara Abbey is also recommended- all of which boast some superb architecture and historical artefacts.
If exploring the town’s heritage isn’t for you then why not head down to harbour where many boats and luxury yachts can be admired. The harbour is also home to many sporting events and activiites such as sailing, rowing, waterskiing, yachting and numerous international regattas which attracts a large and lively crowd creating an exciting and enjoyable atmosphere.
A great day out whilst on holiday in Santa Margherita is to Portofino or the picturesque San Fruttuoso monastery. Or maybe it’s an aromatic stroll amongst the lemon trees, hydrangea and camellia hedges which will fill your day before trying out the sailing, water-skiing and scuba diving opportunities.
A culinary delight on your Santa Margherita holiday
This stunning town keeps up with the Italian reputation for producing delicious dishes, one of the most famous being the fritters which are freshly prepared barbeque style on the beach and served around huge bonfires. Santa Marghertia is also famous for its lobster, which are caught daily by the fleet of fishing ships.
Flexible and cheap holidays to the gorgeous Santa Margherita
Not only a fashionable retreat for the rich and glamorous but a quaint and relaxing town boasting a gorgeous scenery and deep heritage, Santa Margherita promises to be the perfect holiday destination. easyJet Holidays have some great deals which can be tailor made to your needs and by booking your hotel and flight together will lower the overall cost of your holiday to Italy.