Riviera di Levante attractions

Top Choice Museum in Nervi

Wolfsoniana

Some 18,000 items from the period 1880–1945 are displayed in the Wolfson Collection, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, decorative arts, propaganda, everyday objects and industrial design. Absolute eye-cand…
Villa in Santa Margherita

Villa Durazzo

This exquisitely turned-out mansion and gardens, part of a 16th-century castle complex, overlooks the sea. You can take an aromatic stroll among lemon trees, hydrangea and camellia hedges, and other flora typical of…
Church in San Fruttuoso

Abbazia di San Fruttuoso di Capodimonte

The hamlet's sensitively restored Benedictine abbey was built as a final resting place for Bishop St Fructuosus of Tarragona, martyred in Spain in AD 259. It was rebuilt in the mid-13th century with the assistance o…
Gallery in Nervi

Galleria d'Arte Moderna

This museum, set in the 16th-century Villa Saluzzo, displays the former Prince Odone di Savoia's collection, mostly works by 19th- and early-20th-century artists such as futurist Fortunato Depero, semi-official fasc…
Church in Santa Margherita

Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa

You’ll gasp audibly when entering Santa Margherita’s small yet lavish baroque church, not just at the truly dazzling array of gold leaf, frescoes, chandeliers and stained glass, but also at the sheer serendipity of …
Castle in Portofino

Castello Brown

A flight of stairs signposted 'Salita San Giorgio' leads from the harbour and past the Chiesa di San Giorgio to Portofino's unusual castle, a 10-minute walk altogether (do confirm it's open with the tourist office b…
Museum in Nervi

Museo Giannettino Luxoro

This early-20th-century villa has a huge collection of decorative objects: 18th-century clocks, silverware, ceramics and furniture. Don't expect modern lines – the cliffside former holiday home was built in a Histor…
Gallery in Nervi

Raccolte Frugone

The 19th- and early-20th-century Italian collection here includes Edoardo Rubino's sensual marble nude Il Risveglio (the Awakening) is displayed in the Ligurian-to-the-max Villa Grimaldi Fassio, overlooking the leaf…