Italy's Ligurian Coast: The Other Riviera

Italy's Ligurian Coast: The Other Riviera

Sunset over Vernazza. (Photo courtesy The Italian Government Tourism Board)

Italy's Ligurian Coast: The Other Riviera

The docks at Santa Margherita di Liguri in the fall. (Photo by Mary South)

Italy's Ligurian Coast: The Other Riviera

Luxury shopping abounds in Portofino. (Photo Mary South)

Italy's Ligurian Coast: The Other Riviera

Vernazza, one of the beautiful Cinque Terre towns. (Photo courtesy The Italian Government Tourism Board)

Italy's Ligurian Coast: The Other Riviera

The bustling summer season in Santa Margherita di Liguri. (Photo courtesy The Italian Government Tourism Board)

Italy's Ligurian Coast: The Other Riviera

The off-season in Santa Margherita di Liguri. (Photo by Mary South)

Italy's Ligurian Coast: The Other Riviera

The grand old Miramare Hotel in Santa Margherita di Liguri. (Photo by Mary South)

Italy's Ligurian Coast: The Other Riviera

The docks at Santa Margherita di Liguri in the fall. (Photo by Mary South)

Italy's Ligurian Coast: The Other Riviera

Summertime in Portofino. (Photo courtesy The Italian Government Tourism Board)

Italy's Ligurian Coast: The Other Riviera

Fishing boats at rest in autumnal Portofino. (Photo Mary South)

Italy's Ligurian Coast: The Other Riviera

Portofino's lovely harbor from the air. (Photo courtesy The Italian Government Tourism Board)

Italy's Ligurian Coast: The Other Riviera

Dolphins frolic in La Spezia. (Photo courtesy The Italian Government Tourism Board)