If you love mountain biking, cliff diving and Mind Blowing Orgasms, come to Finale Ligure! Sexier than pretentious Portofino or touristy Cinque Terre, this magnificent mountain town on the Ligurian coast has pristine beaches, breathtaking trails, and was recently awarded Italy’s prestigious La Camporella D’Oro prize for being one of the best places in the world to have sex al fresco without getting caught.
Check out my guide to Finale Ligure below and if you email DoctorAlex@NeverSleepAlone.com
My Favorite Places To Stay
The town of Finale Ligure consists of three main “boroughs” Finale Ligure Marina (Finalmarina) is the main seaside part of the town and Finale Pia (Finalpia) is the traditional center of the town, where a Benedictine abbey still stands. Finalborgo, the third borough and located further inland, consists of a magical medieval town built at the junction of two streams: Aquila and Pora. You can also hike up the mountain to Le Manie, and discover a world like no other.
If you want to stay near the sea- You can rent my magical little apartment nestled in the hills of charming Finalpia. I found it by talking to the ladies in the photo below.
Less than a five minute bike ride from cozy cafes, amazing bakeries, fabulous markets and the sparkling blue sea, this furnished apartment comes with bicycles, has two balconies, a darling kitchen, a giant bed and everything you could possibly need for an NSA Getaway.
Email me at DoctorAlex@Neversleepalone.com to be connected directly to the owner. It’s a great base for exploring the whole area.
If you want to stay near the sky- You MUST go up the mountain to Le Manie, enjoying the trails that meander through olive groves, vineyards and ancient ruins, and stopping frequently to make love while looking out at the incredible vistas. And you must stay a few nights at Valle Ponci, a stunningly beautiful bed and breakfast and amazing restaurant, located on acres of mystical forest and owned by the coolest and most generous innkeepers ever.
We arrived at Valle Ponci exhausted from a long day of trekking through the mountains and having open-air orgasms at all the locations listed below. Though dinner wasn’t going to be ready for 2 hours, the people of Valle Ponci gave us a bottle of wine, some snacks and a guitar to help us pass the time.
They encouraged us to explore their enchanted property and we soon discovered the magical little lake and made sweet and filthy love as the wild boars and horses looked on appreciatively. Check out this amazing video and be sure to book in advance. Valle Ponci’s seasonal gourmet menu is incredible and very reasonably priced. They also make their own exceptional wine, and if you come at the right time you can participate in the harvest. It’s an ideal place for bikers, climbers, musicians, foodies and erotic adventurers who want to explore all the magic the ‘Finalese’ hinterland has to offer.
My Favorite Places To Eat
Besides Valle Ponci, there are two PHENOMENAL places you must try, both within the walls of the romantic Finalborgo.
Di Vino Enoteca Osteria: My God, I haven’t had so much fun in such a beautiful atmosphere with such amazingly warm and generous people in all my time in Northern Italy as I did last Tuesday night at Di Vino. One of the few gourmet restaraunts in all of Liguria to have great music, an orgasmically delicious menu and a romantic candlelit atmosphere, this place is a MUST for a dinner for two. They also welcome you to come for just drinks and small plates or dessert and coffee, but if you love great food and rare wines at very fair prices, you’ll want to come back time and time again to try everything on the menu like I did. The owner Luca DiVino knows everything there is to know about wine, and he and his lovely wife Samy are charming hosts, incredible cooks and great dancers and musicians. If you’re a musician, be sure to bring your instrument to have the most magical meal of your life!
Ai Cuattru Canti: This tiny gem is one of Finalborgo’s most popular restaurants, so be sure to arrive before 7pm, put your name down and then go for a stroll and an aperitivo and come back when your table is ready. The food is amazing, the service is fantastic and the prices are unbeatable. Definitely order the antipasti, the taglionlini al vino piccante, and the rabbit. It’s the best rabbit I’ve ever had, and rabbit tastes amazing after you’ve spent the day fucking like one.
My Favorite Places To Have Orgasms Al Fresco
I want you to discover your own magic spots, but here are a few of my favorites.
Castello San Giovanni- This is the best place to make love in the moonlight after an amazing dinner at DiVino or Cuattru Canti. You’ll need a lantern as the old stone path is dark and gets wilder the higher you go. We made love there for hours and not a soul passed by. From the center of mideval Finalborgo, go to the Convent of Santa Caterina and take Strada Beretta up to the Castello San Giovanni. Every landing on the way is worth a stop, and if you’re truly adventurous, keep going past Castello San Giovanni and take the moonlit path all the way to Castel Gavone. Be sure to bring a plastic bag for your empty wine bottles and used condoms and bring it back down with you. KEEP LIGURIA BEAUTIFUL!
And send me photos!