- The villages of the Cinque Terre, the houses stacked tightly like pastel-coloured implosions in their delightful little coves.
- Rub shoulders with the rich and famous in the incredibly beautiful cove of Portofino.
Note: Due the terrain, roads on the Ligurian Coast tend to be quite indirect. If your focus is on visiting a few of the postcard-perfect villages along the coast, you are almost certainly better off taking the train. This will also save you parking hassles. That said, the roads in the Ligurian coast are for the most part good, wide and incredibly scenic. Also, due to the fact the train line along the coast is comprised mostly of tunnels, a journey by road (or by foot! – see Sentiero Azzuro) is the only landed method of seeing the full coast. Parking in the Cinque Terre villages is usually €2-3 for the first hour, with the hourly rate decreasing the longer you stay. Still, let me me emphasise – taking the train is suggested for most.