The craggy coastal region of Northwest Italy arches toward Monte Carlo. It is filled with palm trees, lemon trees, and olive groves. The terraced hillsides yield olive oils more delicate than those of other regions.
The region of Liguria is rich in history and beauty. Its cities include Genova in the center, with San Remo and La Spezia on either end. One of the hidden treasures of Liguria is Cinque Terra, the five towns along the very mountainous coastline north of La Spezia.
Being coastal, Liguria is associated with excellent seafood. Liguria's olives include the Taggiasca and Opalino varieties. The oils tend to be sweet and light, which makes them excellent accompaniments with seafood.