Every odd-numbered year in early May, this festival celebrates seafood with a fish market and tastings. Affiliated with the Slow Food movement, it also runs free workshops focusing on water pollution, good fishing p…
Held in early April, this challenging long-distance foot race takes to the hills of Cinque Terre following a rocky path along cliff edges, through terraced vineyards and looping past five iconic villages.
A long-running and internationally important festival of Baroque music, held in splendid venues across Genoa as well as in the Riviera towns of Savona and Chiavari.
One of the world's biggest and best boat shows, with over one thousand boats to covet, including yachts, outboard engines and inflatable boats, and motor boats.
In April, San Remo's famous car rally revs up for cars made between 1931 and 1981.
In homage to Genoese violinist Niccolò Paganini (1782–1849), this is an international violin competition held in September. Performances are held in the Teatro Carlo Felice.
Celebrating Italian popular music, this festival has been going strong since 1951, and attracts top Italian and international talent each March.
Held over the last weekend in January, this colourful parade kicks off the town's annual festivities.