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Santa Margherita

Santa Margherita Ligure

Santa Margherita Ligure, located in the inner part of the Tigullio Gulf and surrounded by the nature of the park of Portofino, is the ideal place to carry out outdoor activities all year round.

Our new outdoor sports center located in the center of Santa Margherita Ligure, via Maria Maragliano 41, a few steps away from the port gives you the opportunity to discover the village, the marine protected area and the park of Portofino twelve months a year.

We provide bike and e-bike rental service to visit sustainably the coast from Santa Margherita to Portofino. Thanks to the powered-assisted systems and the easy paths, you can also enjoy a journey in the unspoiled nature of the park.

In collaboration with the Circolo Nautico of Santa Margherita Ligure, we organize kayak and paddle board tours and excursions in the direction of the Cervara Abbey, Paraggi Bay, Portofino and the Lighthouse.

For larger groups, both children and adults, in the village or starting from the village, we also offer interesting Orienteering and Street Orienteering itineraries to discover the surrounding area in a different way while doing sports and having fun!

Known historically as a fishing village, Santa Margherita has been transformed by tourism into a valued holiday seaside resort. Famous today as the “Pearl of the Tigullio Gulf”, Santa Margherita sees a harmonious integration of the urban landscape and the tourist harbor with nature.

The mild climate of this place, the easy accessibility to the sea and the paths of the park, makes this place an ideal location from where to start many outdoor activities. With an operational support also in Santa Margherita, we organize many activities both in the direction of the park of Portofino and, in the opposite direction, towards San Michele di Pagana, Rapallo and Zoagli.

Santa Margherita Ligure is part of the Park of Portofino: 80 km of accessible paths and various sites of historical and cultural interest, such as Semaforo Vecchio, Batterie, Mulino del Gassetta, Locanda di San Fruttuoso and Eremo di Niasca . The promontory is a place of extraordinary beauty characterized by conglomerate, high cliffs and a great biological and plant biodiversity.

The stretch of coast and sea from Santa Margherita Ligure to Camogli is part of the marine protected area of Portofino: characterized by different areas of environmental protection, this territory has naturalistic features of extraordinary beauty.

The residential center of Santa Margherita was divided for many centuries into the two units of Santa Margherita and Corte, often in struggle with each other, despite under a single government. With the creation of the Ligurian Republic in 1797, the two villages obtained distinct powers, but in 1813 Napoleon reunified them under the name of Porto Napoleone. In 1863, the village obtained the name and the definitive administrative order.

The basilica of S. Margherita di Antiochia (1770) is the most important monument of this holiday resort that still preserves the ancient fishing tradition. Also Villa Durazzo Centurione, wanted by the Durazzo family in 1560, is certainly a place to visit for its charm and the incredible view overlooking the town and the Tigullio Gulf from its large Italian garden. Still preserved is the craft activity of Santa Margherita, famous for the production of bobbin lace.

Near Paraggi there is the Cervara abbey dating back to the year 1700, now privately owned.

Activities in Santa Margherita