Where is the best nightlife in the Italian Riviera?

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Silvia Donati

The nightlife in the Italian Riviera is especially lively in the summer months, when the towns’ piazzas come alive with tourists and locals enjoying the evening breeze. The liveliest villages are Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure; both have main squares and old streets full of restaurants and bars, perfect for people-watching. Sestri Levante, which is at the end of the Gulf of Tigullio, is home to the popular club La Piscina dei Castelli. Covo di Nord-Est and Carillon in Santa Margherita Ligure are also popular nightlife spots. However, you’ll likely be content simply sitting at one of the outdoor restaurants or bars in any of the seaside towns, sipping a glass of local wine and taking in the atmosphere.

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