Moneglia – a small holiday resort on Riviera di Levante
Moneglia – small recreation town is located on the Riviera di Levante (“the coast of the rising sun”), between Genoa (55 km) and La Spezia (45 km). Moneglia is surrounded by sloping hills that are covered with wild forests, so it is suitable mainly for lovers of hiking and beautiful nature. Moneglia, which lies directly on the sea, of course, is also the paradise for lovers of swimming and sunbathing.
The old core of this Italian village is formed by the castles Monleone and Villafranca. Furthermore you will find a sandy beach here with a bar and restaurant, where you can do various water sports. Thanks to the beautiful beach, the historic core and the surrounding countryside Moneglia is ideal vacation spot.
Coast of Moneglia, Liguria, Italy by Fiore
Tips for trips
Due to the mountainous landscape seabed is relatively deep already at the entrance and uneven, so the whole area is more suitable for diving than swimming and playing with the kids. If you would like to circumnavigate the coast, you will see the bare cliffs and pine-covered landscape, olive trees and vines. On the mainland there are several natural parks and reserves, at sea, are then two protected areas, the Cinque Terre (five countries) and Portofino nature reserve. And the area between Cinque Terre and Portovenere, including the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto is on the UNESCO List.
Riviera di Ponente (“the coast of the setting sun”) has a rather sandy beaches of different colors from ivory white to reddish. There are several beaches boasting Blue Flag which can be found between Genova and Ventimiglia (at the borders with France) such as Camporosso, Bordighera and others. All of them are also picturesque tourist resorts. Aquapark Le Caravelle with many water slides of all kinds, pools and places for recreation, sport or entertainment can be found in Ceriale.