WALKING in LIGURIA: Hiking trails and best beaches

Finale Ligure 

  Not only beaches

If you like walking in the nature Finale is the right place. Today I’d like to suggest you a wonderful itinerary. From Varigotti village you could reach Falsari cave The path begin in via Strada vecchia in Varigotti

The first part is quite hard, but in a second time the walk became easier and you can enjoy the beautiful view on punta Crena and Baia dei Saraceni.

liguria panorama
Hiking trails view (in January)

On your way you find S. Lorenzo church, a Benedectine abbey dated 1127.
Going beyond the crossroad for Manie you find the deviation for Antro dei Falsari.

walking in liguria
Hiking trails signs 

You are exactly over Capo Noli. The name of the cave is probably due to the fact that some smugglers used it as a storage room.
The view is really fantastic.

liguria cave and sea
Hiking trails amazing view (January)

At this point you have two choices: 

1. Coming back to Varigotti 
2. Go until Noli with a 45 minutes walk. 

Here you can see Santa Margherita church that was terribly damaged during the II World War. Coming back to Varigotti you can have your rest and take a bath in two of the best beaches of Liguria: Baia dei Saraceni e Malpasso Beach. 


It is little and rocky, but the sea has a fantastic color. Here there was the natural port for Byzantine ships.

liguria in winter
Baia saraceni new year's eve 1 january


Near Baia dei saraceni there is Malpasso beach that is very similar to the first one but bigger.  In summer you have to pay 5 euros for the entrance, but there are some services like showers and lifeguards. 

Baia dei Saraceni: Malpasso beach.
Baia dei Saraceni: Spiaggia di Malpasso.

If you go there outside the rush period you could find peace and appreciate the good climate.

Parking near best beaches in Liguria

  • In July and August parking there could be very difficult, but you reach the beaches by bus.
  • For both beaches I suggest you to use beach shoes.

Where to stay in Finale Ligure

For your stay I could offer you my cozy apartment in Finale Ligure.
The apartment is on the hill over Final Marina, in a very calm and green area.

  • The parking is private and free.
  • Garage to recover your bikes. 
  • In 5 minutes walk you can reach the centre of the village.
  • Sea view.
  • Pet welcome!


Italian local expert: Elena Vernero.

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