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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Varese Ligure, Italy your home away from home

At just 70km from Genoa and less than three hours drive of the French border, Varese Ligure is a well-positioned destination near the beautiful south coast of Italy. Despite its close proximity to big cities, however, you should not be confused into thinking that Varese Ligure is a busy tourist town. It is in fact a small, rural village hidden away in the masses of dense forest that dominate the Liguria region, making it in ideal hideaway for those seeking a relaxing break.

Things to do in Varese Ligure, Italy

Peace and tranquillity are big priorities in Varese Ligure, with the village ticked away in the lush forest that covers the region. Many visitors head to this rural part of Italy simply to unwind and enjoy the peace and quiet of their holiday or apartment, making the most of their new-found surroundings.

The town itself is dotted with red-roofed buildings, many of which house traditional business purveying local produce. Cheeses are especially important in this part of Italy, and you can consume these with any combination of the crusty breads, hand-made pastas and delicious wines also sold in the village. Tuesday is market day in Varese Ligure, and the place to purchase fresh fish and much more, but a number of restaurants can also be found in the village centre, should you prefer to let someone do the cooking for you.

The Alta Val di Vara National Park is just a short distance from Varese Ligure, and is another destination where you can enjoy the natural surroundings and get away from the hustle and bustle of city living. Walking, hiking and horse riding are just some of the activities on offer here, with a number of well laid-out tracks to follow.

Places to visit on holiday in Varese Ligure, Italy

If you head to Varese Ligure simply to relax, you may be content with spending the bulk of your holiday in either your self-catering accommodation or the village centre. If, however, you decide to venture out and explore the region, you will be presented with a plethora of other village and towns to enjoy. Just one suggestion for a day trip is to make the short journey to the coast at the attractive old town of Levanto (36km).

Weather in Varese Ligure, Italy

A Mediterranean climate means that Varese Ligure receives warm summers and mild winters. July and August are the hottest months, with daily high temperatures of 28C, whilst the start of the year usually has days of between 6C and 12C. Rainfall is at its lowest during the height of summer, with only 2-3 days of rain per summer month on average.

Flights to Varese Ligure, Italy

Varese Ligure is conveniently close (59km) to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA), meaning you will not have to spend several hours getting to and from your holiday rental accommodation in Varese Ligure. The airport takes just over an hour to reach from the UK, and receives flights from various London airports through British Airways and Ryanair.

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                                                                                            Recent Reviews

                                                                                            Our Stay in Sesta Godano

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                                                                                            We chose this property mainly because of its location, which is handy for the motorway, while being situated in a small town with shops, bars and restaurants. It is an apartment on the first floor, rather than a house, the property is accessed by an external stone staircase - the stairs are a bit uneven and would not be ideal for anyone with mobility problems. The property is clean and basically but sufficiently equipped for 4 people. The bath is a very small 'sitting' bath but there is a separate shower. The kitchen is very basic with gas rings, a fridge and dishwasher. There is no oven, freezer or washing machine. The living/dining area is open plan with the kitchen. The best part of the property is the outside terrace, which is well equipped with chairs, tables and a shaded area. There is a garden area below, currently a bit overgrown and not really practical to use as you would have to bring chairs down the stairs. You will hear the bells from the nearby church every 15 minutes, which sounds pleasantly traditional while sitting on the terrace, not so great in the middle of the night! There is no private parking space for the apartment, but it is possible to park just across the road. There are supermarkets, cash machine and the usual small shops in the town. The only restaurant open while we were there was Pizzeria Selvatica, a few minutes' walk, on the far side of the market place and carry on as if going out of town (via Zeri). It's very good value for food and drink, limited other than pizza though, but much used by the locals. Albergo Cantarana was closed for holiday while we were there but the one evening we were able to go there it was very good and reasonably priced. Sesta Godano is not really a holiday town, but the location is convenient if you want to visit the area by car - it is some miles from Levanto, which is at one end of Cinque Terre, the immediate area Val di Vara is very pretty, and the nearby town of Varese Ligure is interesting. From the station at La Spezia you can get all around Cinque Terre, as well as further afield to Genoa, Milan and Turin, train travel is not expensive. Although the Cinque Terre is a big tourist attraction, the area around Sesta Godano is very quiet. Other good places to visit are Portovenere, Rapallo and Portofino, although the coast road round Portofino can be very busy. Levanto itself is worth a visit in its own right, plenty of small shops and restaurants.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2012
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Sep 2012