The Ligurian coastline, otherwise known as the Italian Riviera, has it all. Located on the north-west coast of Italy, bordering France, a rather dramatic coastline dominates the region. Featuring the five iconic cliffside villages of the Cinque Terre, where ancient olive groves cling and pastel-hued houses tumble down to the sea, this is one picture-perfect spot. Mountains and sea collide to produce characteristic rocky coasts and pretty coves, which make exploration of the Cinque Terre magical. From your villa in Liguria, join a boat trip to spot the sperm whales and dolphins who are drawn to this particular sea of water known as the 'Sanctuary of Cetaceans' - exciting for all the family. Resorts and towns with distinct characters such as Portofino are perfect for a day of exploring. All that's left to do after all that exploring is to taste the cuisine of the area - fresh anchovy anyone? Choose to stay in this stunning region, whether it's a luxury Liguria villas in the countryside or a village townhouse, Quality Villas are on hand to help.