Just a few weeks ago Óscar went on a short trip to Varazze, a city in the Province of Savona in the italian region of Liguria. Óscar's son is still a baby and this was his 1st time on the beach.
Varazze is an ancient medieval village, dating back to the 11th century. The walled village had five doors which opened onto the inside, both towards the suburbs that reached right up to the beach. The ancient urban layout was characterised by wide market and lemon gardens, creating a scenery that is congenial with the development of élite tourism, then transformed by both the new road network and the expansion of residential areas reaching right up to the hill.
Today, Varazze is a famous tourist-seaside resort. The growth of the new tourist port, the many coastal beaches with 40 seaside resorts, the possibility to make excursions in the Beigua regional nature park, the beauty of the ancient medieval village, make Varazze one of the most popular tourist destinations. In fact, many tourists that visit Varazze come from the Piedmont and the Lombardy regions as well as from foreign countries (especially the French, German, Swiss and Dutch). In 2007, Varazze was awarded with the Blue Flag, for the quality of its extremely beautiful beaches. It is also known for the pleasurable climatic conditions all year round and in particular for the pleasantness of its waters: the temperature of the sea during the summer months reaches 27 degrees. - in: http://www.theitalianriviera.eu/varazze.asp