Santa Margherita Ligure, the pearl of Tigullio, is a town with 9915 inhabitants (as of 31 December 2010) in the province of Genoa. It has the reputation of a small elegant chic harbor town on the Riviera di Levante. In the native environment, they will just simply Santa (Holy) called.
Santa Margherita Ligure is located on the Riviera di Levante in Liguria, on the east side of the Cape of Portofino and in the middle of the Gulf of Tigullio (Italian: Golfo del Tigullio). The city is located about 35 kilometers from the regional capital of Genoa and away from the hill slopes is of the Ligurian Apennines surrounded. The vegetation is Mediterranean with parks and gardens, take a look at the Costa dei Delfini offer (Dolphin Coast), which separates the village of Portofino.
A portion of the municipal territory is located in the Parco naturale regional Portofino (Portofino Regional Park). In addition, Santa Margherita Ligure, manage them and their communities Camogli and Portofino, the Portofino Marine Protected Area. The community is part of the geographical zone called Tigullio.
The economy of Santa Margherita Ligure is largely based on tourism. Its attraction for travelers from all over the world pays tribute to the community of the many seaside resorts, luxurious hotels, and not least the location in close proximity to the tourist magnet Portofino. Of importance is also the cruise tourism. The city’s harbor is as anchorage for yachts, as well as used for traditional fishing boats. He is also the starting point of different water sports such as internationally acclaimed regatta.