80km from Genoa lies one of Italy?s hidden touristic gems, the picturesque town of Bolano. Italy is synonymous with brilliant cuisine and Bolano provides ample evidence why this is the case with several excellent eateries. Food aside, Bolano is a great base from which to explore the La Spezia region which is choke-full of attractions. This region is also one of the most scenic not only in Italy, but also throughout Europe. In terms of housing for visitors, Bolano provides an array of options featuring beautiful bungalows of varying sizes, villas with private pools as well as one-bedroom apartments.
Being at Bolano places La Spezia?s embarrassment of touristic riches at the disposal of visitors. Its beach is a lovely place to be, especially the coastline of Cinque Terre that yields amazing views. While this jagged shoreline may not provide the ideal setting for sunbathing, it is a great place from which to admire the surrounding villages of Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare. These little towns themselves make for great sightseeing and have designated paths through which visitors can explore to their heart?s delight. The walk itself is no cakewalk, it is quite a challenge, but those who brave the hilly terrain will be rewarded with great photos. While in this locale visitors may want to take a dip in the Mediterranean. Genova is also not far from Bolano and a trip there is advisable, especially for those who love a vibrant nightlife. There are many bars and clubs here at the Piazza Delle Erbe.
The I Marchesi Osteria is a place all visitors to Bolano must make a point of stopping by. Here they will be furnished with an exciting menu consisting of traditional specialities given a contemporary twist. They will also be presented with an impressive wine list. Visitors not fluent in Italian might want to bring along an interpreter or a dictionary as the staff speak only their native language.
Bolano boasts some of the most mild, tourist-friendly weather with warm summers in which temperatures are far from scorching with highs remaining below 30°C. In January, winter?s coldest month, the lowest temperatures are 4°C. Rainfall is a rarity in these parts and November with an average of 6 days of rain is Bolano?s wettest month.
International tourists will likely first land at Ciampino or Fiumicino airports in Rome as these two facilities serve a host of major international carriers including KLM and Air France. With both airports being over 200 miles away from Bolano, visitors may want to get on a chartered flight from Rome to take them a bit closer. These can deposit them at the Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport, about an hour?s drive from Bolano. This airport however also serves a couple of major European cities including Paris, London and Munich. Once there visitors can grab a taxi or rent a vehicle from Hertz, Avis, Budget among other reputable firms.