- 20 January 2021
Celle Ligure, located between the main tourist destinations in the region
Celle Ligure is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Western Ligurian Riviera, a few kilometres from Savona and part of the the Riviera del Beigua, (named after nearby Monte Beigua, 1287m high!). The town’s economy is based mostly on tourism, even though agriculture in the inland of Celle Ligure is still going strong, especially on the hillsides with the terraces known as “fasce” characteristic of Liguria: the olive trees and famous taggiasca olives, fruit trees like apricots, plums and peaches, and grapevines from which local Ligurian wines are made – Rossese, Pigato, Vermentino. Among the herbs of particular interest are basil and borage, also cultivated through the use of greenhouses. For hiking enthusiasts, the local area is home to many trails.
Visiting Celle Ligure
This is a well-known beach destination, the seaside boardwalk of which is over 1 kilometre long. The town is built up with pastel coloured houses and alleyways. Hiking enthusiasts can reach the Parco Nazionale del Beigua which extends for 8715 hectares. Through 26 Km of beech, chestnut, and maritime pine woods there are over 80 species of birds, golden eagle, common rock thrush, European nightjar, and red-backed shrike. Celle Ligure offers visitors the chance to practice many outdoor sports, including : sailing and windsurfing, sports fishing, scuba diving, tennis, and inland hikes through woods and Mediterranean shrub. In Celle Ligure, there is also a small tourist port for boats, with two berths of approximately 80 spaces, for small boats only, however.
Boating in Celle Ligure
In Celle Ligure, there is also a small tourist port for boats, with two berths of approximately 80 spaces, for small boats only.