Occupying the coast of northwestern Italy, from the French border to La Spezia, Liguria is one of the country’s prettiest regions. Known as the “Italian Riviera”, it’s home to rocky coastline, colorful fishing villages and renowned resort towns. There’s also a thriving wine and food industry, making Liguria a phenomenal destination for team building and incentive travel in Italy.
In this article, we’ll take you on a journey through the most beautiful places in Liguria, which can be visited on a variety of trips, tours and activities. The beauty and diversity of Liguria will surely put the region on the radar of any business owner or manager who’s looking to boost productivity through an incentive travel program or forge stronger interpersonal bonds with team building activities.
Trust us when we say that all employees will be interested in going on a trip to Liguria, indulging in mouth-watering Italian food, exploring famous coastlines, drinking local wines and hiking through gorgeous parks. And that’s especially true if the whole trip is paid for by the boss!
5 Reasons Why Liguria is a Great Destination for Incentive Travel and Team Building in Italy
You Can Do More than Kayaking along the Ligurian Riviera
Dotted with historic towns and villages and lined with cliffs, the breathtaking coastline of Liguria is amazing to explore on the water. You can rent a kayak for an eco-friendly adventure in the Portofino Gulf.
Starting on Niasca Beach, you’ll paddle past the picturesque port of Portofino toward the promontory’s lighthouse. This is where the scenery gets rugged and you’ll have time for a swim to really take it all in.
But that’s not all! In addition to kayaking along one of Italy’s greatest coastlines, you can also…
Enjoy Unique Ligurian Wine Tastings
Like basically all other regions in Italy, Liguria also has its own distinct wine industry. In this beautiful corner of the country, vineyards are perched atop coastal cliffs and terraced down steep slopes. A visit to a Ligurian winery is an outdoor adventure on its own, often providing sweeping views of the coast.
Wandering around a vineyard and sampling local vintages is a great way to get to know one another, which makes it a popular team building activity.
You Can Explore Amazing Cinque Terre National Park on Foot
The “Five Villages” of Cinque Terre, one of Italy’s most iconic destinations, are linked by a coastal walking path. You can hike the trail’s entire length or walk sections, combined with quick trips on the train that also connects all villages.
Each village in Cinque Terre is different, but all are colorful, charming and downright enchanting in the evening. You’ll find various local eateries, wine bars, gelato shops and vineyards throughout the whole region.
Spending a day wandering around beautiful Cinque Terre and tasting, feeling, seeing,… all its variety is a fantastic way to get to know your colleagues and their personalities outside of work.
Your Team Can Indulge in Culinary Delights and Take Cooking Classes
One of the main towns in Liguria, and the gateway to Cinque Terre National Park is La Spezia. This vibrant coastal town is home to a superb market, where local sellers offer everything from freshly caught fish and seafood to fruit, vegetables and mushrooms.
If you’re looking for activities for team building in Liguria, taking a cooking class is always a success. You’ll explore the market and pick your own ingredients, followed by a visit to a local restaurant where a chef will teach the group how to cook a phenomenal seafood meal.
This is a hands-on and interactive experience, which is a lot of fun and will certainly tighten the bonds within the team. It’s one of those activities that people will talk about for years at work afterward.
Historic Exploration of Genoa
The largest city and capital of Liguria, Genoa is a must-visit destination while team building in Liguria. Its historic city center features centuries-old shops, majestic palaces, charming piazzas, grand churches and traditional trattorias.
Simply exploring a beautiful old city like Genoa is the perfect start to any incentive trip with team building in Liguria. A major highlight is a visit to an authentic gold leaf laboratory, where you’ll discover the gilding and lacquering history of Genoa.
Our Incentive Travel and Team Building Tours in Liguria
So, as you now know, Liguria is a great destination for team building activities. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures like kayaking or hiking, or more low-key activities such as cooking and wine tasting, Liguria has it all!
If you’re interested in one of our team building in Liguria packages, you can learn more about them here: