Impressionist painters Liguria…Have you always wanted to take a trip between art and culture? Liguria has inspired great impressionist painters such as Monet and Gauguin. Let our Nyala Wonder Travel agency guide you through the most beautiful art exhibitions.

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Sanremo Monaco Antibes Genoa

Italian Riviera of Flowers

Liguria French Riviera

Liguria and Costa Azzurra: two unique locations for unique works! From the Gallery of Modern Art in Genoa we will set off to visit places portraits by Claude Monet, such as the village of Dolceacqua, and take a tour of the Museum Matisse and Chagall Museum in Nice.



(4 days – 3 nights)

1° DAY

Arrive in the afternoon in Genoa, accommodation in hotel. Dinner and evening at leisure to visit the wonders of the Ligurian capital. Overnight stay.

2° DAY: Modern Art Gallery of Nervi

Your morning will be dedicated to a visit of the Gallery of Modern Art in Nervi, an ancient villa that houses more than 3,000 works mostly regional. Among the many rooms, one in particular hosts works of the late Impressionism of the late 19th century.

Free lunch.

In the afternoon transfer to Sanremo, accommodation in hotel and dinner. After dinner we suggest a walk along the seafront of the beautiful city of flowers.

3° DAY: The travels of the great painters on the Ligurian Riviera

After breakfast transfer to Dolceacqua and a visit to the splendid medieval village, situated at the mouth of the Val Nervia, not far from the French border, it is divided into two parts, connected by a bridge, also of medieval origin. The older part, made up of high and short houses overlooking tortuous alleys, is gathered at the foot of the monumental castle of the Doria family.

The spectacular setting formed by the ruins of the castle, which belonged to the famous general Andrea Doria, and the medieval bridge was drawn by Monet during his stay on the Riviera. The flatter and more open part of the village is home to craft shops, characteristic restaurants and fragrant wine cellars where you can taste Rossese wine, a typical and exclusive local product.

At lunchtime we will offer you a tasting of wines and local products in a local wine cellar.

In the afternoon you will continue to Bordighera, where you can visit two of the most characteristic ville-museums of the Belle Epoque. The Villa of the Regina Margherita, a residence commissioned by the Queen of Italy, was given a new lease of life in 2011 after a thorough restoration that brought it back to its former glory. Today it hosts a precious museum full of eighteenth century and nineteenth century Italian and European artworks: with paintings and furnishings of very great value.

You will pass through the historic centre of Bordighera on your way to Villa Pompeo Mariani. You will be taken on a magical visit to the forms of Monet, who painted 3 paintings in the park of this villa, and you will have the opportunity to visit the fascinating atelier of the painter Pompeo Mariani, a contemporary and friend of the master of Impressionism.

At the end of the visit, return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

4° DAY: The great painters of the 20th century on the French Riviera

In the morning transfer to Nice where you will visit the famous Museum Matisse, housed in a Genoese-style mansion in the Cimiez area, celebrates the artist’s long stay in northern France with an exceptional collection of 68 paintings and hundreds of drawings, books, photographs. Nearby The Chagall Museum, opened in 1966, was commissioned by the Russian-born artist to house his most evocative work: the seventeen large canvases that display the biblical message.

Free lunch.

Transfer to Cagnes sur Mer, where you can visit the dome of a great master impressionist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The artist settled on the Côte d’Azur in 1908 and built this Provencal-style villa, where he cultivated his vocation inspired by the light and the colours of the Mediterranean. At the end, departure for the place of origin.

More information about the Liguria Impressionist Painters Tour

The fee includes:

  • Overnight stay in a hotel in Genoa, breakfast included
  • Two nights in a hotel in Sanremo with half-board.
  • Accommodation in double room.
  • Access ticket to Villa Garnier and Villa Pompeo Mariani.
  • Access to the exhibition at the Doge’s Palace.
  • A tasting of typical local products in Dolceacqua.

The fee does not include:

  • Travel, transfers to the places indicated in the programme and everything not included in “our offer includes”
  • Lunches and dinners are to be considered according to the menu of the day or the tasting menu proposed by the chef. Drinks and à la carte drinks are payable locally.
  • The visits suggested in the programme are unaccompanied.

Optional services:

  • Local transfers by car or minibus with driver
  • The proposal can be customised according to your needs and interests.