Diano Marina, in the heart of the Italian Riviera boasts an extremely warm climate. The coast consists of rocky headlands with sheltered sandy beaches. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and tree-covered slopes bursting with oranges, lemons, vines and flowers, it is easy to see why this region is known as ‘The Riviera of Flowers’.
There are a handful of 19th century buildings, such as the Church of Sant’Antonio Abate, which houses some excellent works of art, though the most impressive area of the town is known as ‘Diano Castello’. This is the ancient heart of Diano Marina and it still preserves parts of its medieval defensive walls and gates, as well as a great many churches and buildings dating to the middle ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque period.
We use the Hotel Silvano, which is splendidly situated just 70m from the sea and beach.
The sandy beach is safe for bathing, and has good facilities including changing rooms and showers.