Tigullio, What to see

Tigullio: Ten (and more) reasons for a Winter visit

Italian Version 🇮🇹

Tigullio is always associated with Summer and crystal-clear sea, long days at the beach, and evenings spent out and about in our beautiful villages.

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▶ Unfortunately, it’s not always summer…

We decided then to give you ten reasons why the Tigullio area is amazing in Winter too (without forgetting a dash of irony). 😉

1️⃣ Tigullio: You can find parking quite easily

As the car parks can be an actual struggle in Liguria and the Tigullio area, it seems proper to start talking about them.

Santa Margherita Ligure, Tigullio
Santa Margherita Ligure in November – photo by Antonella Chiesa from our Facebook Group

So just forget the 45 minutes spent looking for a free spot to place your car in for free, ending up inevitably paying a parking fee. Even because, also that is not always to be taken for granted!

From October on, finding parking is quite easy.

2️⃣ Our food tastes differently

It is good to start by saying that our trattorias are just the best. They are a great pride in our territory. Just think about a plate full of steaming trenette al pesto, or pansoti (typical Ligurian pasta with basil sauce)?

Trofie al pesto
Trofie al Pesto, from our Facebook Group

In our opinion, you can taste them at their finest in Winter. Also, how to forget our freshly baked focaccia (typical Ligurian oil bread). Enjoying one of its slices can be really considered one of the small pleasures of life.

3️⃣ The weather is warm, and you can have a sunbath also at Christmas in Tigullio

Despite the floods and heavy sea that occurred during the past Winters, we must be honest and say that Winters are never too cold in the Riviera.

Portofino, Faro di Portofino
Portofino in February – Paulo Silva, from our Facebook Group

Instead, we experience only a hand full of freezing days. On the 25th of December of some year ago, the temperature was even of 15 °C (59°F).

The splendid Winter days in the Tigullio area!

4️⃣ The Christmas atmosphere

You name Christmas and cannot help but think about the sparkling lights of our villages. The scenario is crazy: all the palaces are framed with lights, music playing along the streets, events for children, and a cheerful atmosphere.

Santa Margherita Ligure Feste di Natale
Christmas atmosphere in Santa Margherita – photo by Alessandra Frumento from our Facebook Group

The city halls deserve recognition for all of this, as in the last years they have managed to make progress despite difficulties. The Christmas atmosphere in Tigullio is as good as the one in the mountains!

5️⃣ You can go for a walk…and find a free bench!

Tigullio seems to be custom-made by Mother Nature for the fans of trails and walks. Each one of our villages and cities offers amazing promenades, along which you can go alone or with your children.

Rocche di Sant'Anna, Sestri Levante, Tigullio
What a bench! Sestri Levante, Rocche di Sant’Anna

In Winter it is even more suggestive, and whenever you feel tired, you can quietly rest on a bench.

Have you ever tried sitting on a bench in August? We did more than once. They were all taken, and we ended up standing…