Santa Margherita Ligure, also known as the "pearl of the Tigullio, is a tourist resort, situated between Portofino and Rapallo, it is very elegant and refined.
The area near the sea consists of a long walk that will get you up to Paraggi; along the way, you can see the sixteenth-century castle, the fish market, the marina, and a series of beautiful beaches. In this stretch of road, which goes to the harbor, is lined with bars, restaurants and boutiques.
Other shops, among them some historians are in the walking path that surrounds the church. From the church square, which is animated by the morning market fruit and vegetables, unfold the typical "carruggi" of Liguria, where you can find all kinds of products.
The two main attractions of the town are Villa Durazzo, surrounded by a lush park and Cervara Abbey, a monastery overlooking the sea, which boasts a charming Italian garden, you can access the abbey with a small street running from waterfront, just before the Bay of Paraggi.
Santa Margherita is easily accessible by any mode of transport, but it is recommended, especially in summer season and on weekends to use public transport; it is well connected to surrounding towns by a network of buses, but you can also use the trains or boats. By car it can be accessed by or Rapallo Recco (from Ruta di Camogli).