Liguria is a unique land, with a blue sea in front and a green sea that embraces it: it is the richness of the Ligurian nature, woods, paths, mountains, plants and animals protected by a regional system that counts 10 natural parks.
To recount these riches, Regione Liguria launches the initiative “Parchi, il mare verde della Liguria” , a communication campaign dedicated to the 10 Ligurian parks for which social spots have been created.
“How many of us know that Liguria is one of the greenest regions in Italy? Or that more than a tenth of its territory is protected by a natural park? “, said the President of the Liguria Region Giovanni Toti. “Ours is a wonderful land that can boast a beautiful sea, but also has an unspoiled nature protected by 10 natural parks. Walking in the woods, maybe looking for traces of the wolf, doing rafting, tasting delicacies such as truffles or wine from the Cinque Terre, are all things that only Liguria can offer “.
“It is a campaign born from listening to the territory”, underlined the regional councilor for parks, Stefano Mai, “The same protagonists of the spots have been chosen by the Parks, a precise strategy to promote what the single Institution aim for autumn season, leaving the Region the role of coordinating and homogenizing the countryside. Liguria believes in its parks and today proves it once more “.
CINQUE TERRE NATIONAL PARK
The Cinque Terre National Park is a protected natural area that became a national park in 1999, located in Liguria, in the province of La Spezia. The park includes the five municipalities of the Cinque Terre and can be divided into three parts: the coastal area, the real national park, and the marine area, the protected natural marine area.
ALPI LIGURI PARK
The Regional Natural Park of the Ligurian Alps is a protected natural area of Liguria in an area included in the province of Imperia on the border with France. In the park there is the highest peak in the region, Mount Saccarello. The mountain with its 2,201 meters offers a spectacular view both on the French Alps and on the marvelous Ligurian Sea.
PORTO VENERE PARK
The regional natural park of Porto Venere is a natural park in the province of La Spezia, in Liguria. It includes the municipality of Porto Venere, with the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997 the park of Porto Venere, along with the islands of Palmaria, Tino, Tinetto and the Cinque Terre has been listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
BEIGUA PARK Unesco Global Geopark
The regional natural park of Beigua is a protected natural area of Liguria in a territory that extends between the metropolitan city of Genoa and the province of Savona and includes Mount Beigua (1287 m). In the Park area there are many hiking trails and is crossed by the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri. In 2005 the Beigua Geopark was established.
The regional natural park of Portofino is located in the Riviera di Levante, about thirty kilometers east of Genoa, in the geographical area of the Gulf of East and West Tigullio. The institution consists mainly of the municipalities of Camogli, Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure, the latter site of the park and the protected marine natural area of Portofino. The park was established in 1935.
The Antola Regional Natural Park is located in Liguria, precisely between the Genoese hinterland and the Ligurian Apennines proper. It was established in 1995 with an area of 4,837 hectares. The entire park is dominated by Monte Antola (1597 meters) which acts as a watershed between the main valleys of the park: the Val Vobbia and the Val Brevenna and the Brugneto and Cassingheno valleys that merge into the upper Val Trebbia.
The Aveto Regional Natural Park is a protected natural area in the province of Genoa. It was established in 1995 and covers one of the most important naturalistic areas of the entire Ligurian Apennines. It was established to protect a large geological, faunal and floristic variety, but also to preserve the anthropic mark of the place.
BRIC TANA PARK
The Regional Natural Park of Bric Tana is located in Liguria in the province of Savona, almost on the border with the province of Cuneo. The park, located entirely in the municipality of Millesimo, was established 1985. and hills in the area are lands where the truffle experts , organized in association, find the precious tuber, both black and white, always king of the table.
MONTEMARCELLO MAGRA – VARA PARK
The Regional Natural Park of Montemarcello-Magra-Vara is a protected area in the province of La Spezia, and the low course of the river Magra and the low and medium course of the river Vara, its main tributary. In the Park area there are many hiking trails and it is crossed by the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri, the Liguria path and the Alta Via del Golfo.
PIANA CRIXIA PARK
The regional nature park of Piana Crixia is located in the province of Savona, almost on the border with the provinces of Cuneo, Asti and Alessandria. The park was established in 1985. The territory is characterized by ravines and characteristic stone mushrooms.