Along the northern coastline of Italy there is a place where the mountains touch the sea. A place where the palm trees, pine trees and cacti grow together in the mild climate. A place where the aroma of the food is so robust that the Italians call it 'the fragrant kitchen of Italy'. That place is Liguria, famous for incrediable seafood, pesto, focaccia, monsterous yachts, celebrity sightings, dry white wines, and romantic sunsets. The best way to see and experience Liguria is driving along the coastline feeling the sun and the salty breeze on your face. Stop at any one of the seaside towns like Sestri Levante, to experience a unique seaside version of the sweet life. Here shops still close at mid-day and locals can and will spend an entire day sun-bathing.