WalksThe Orchid ParadiseA short walk around Diano CastelloLet's take a look at Diano MarinaThree ancient villagesThe Savoia roadA look at a few churchesWhere the Olive Tree is kingAlong the crests
The Gulf of Diana is one of the most important tourist areas in the Riviera of Flowers and Liguria. Close to the seaside towns, rich in hotels, architecture, restaurants and sport centres, we find the beauty of the countryside, and discover nature and medieval hamlets, with their charming echoes of the past.The Gulf of Diana is a crown, and seven are its gems: Diano Marina is the most important one, and its name derives from the ancient devotion to the Roman Goddess Diana.
Diano Castello is one of the most charming villages, and was the administrative centre, with its “castrum” (village surrounded by stone walls). Today known for its Vermentino vineyards; Diano Arentino and Diano San Pietro, with their hamlets, are the heart of olive oil cultivation in the valley since earliest times. San Bartolomeo al Mare, on the coast, has one of the most beautiful seaside promenades of the Riviera; Cervo appears as a jewel looking out to sea, and Villa Faraldi, in the countryside, is famous for its Theatre Festival in summer. These last three villages form the other side of the valley of the Gulf of Diana, around the river Steria.