Travel Challenge: The Italian Riviera

A coastal escape to the northern Italian region of Liguria

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Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. Today: a coastal escape to the northern Italian region of Liguria. Prices are per person, based on two sharing. Each package includes a week's accommodation and flights from Gatwick in June.

Kuoni - £1,049

Includes British Airways flights to Genoa on 19 June, private transfers and B&B at four-star Grand Hotel Bristol in Rapallo. "You can enjoy beautiful views of the Tigullio Gulf from the rooftop garden and pool, or visit the harbour in Rapallo," says Nicky Betts (01306 747008;

Citalia - £775

Includes BA flights to Genoa on 20 June and B&B at the four-star Hotel Canali in Rapallo. Transfers extra. "The Ligurian coast has some of Italy's most exclusive resorts. This beautifully renovated hotel is a perfect base for the region's beaches and villages," says Steph Pritchard (0843 770 4443;

Classic Collection - £1,229

Includes Norwegian flights to Nice on 23 June, private transfers to San Remo and B&B at the five-star Royal Hotel Sanremo. "This stunning hotel is near the promenade and beach. Past guests have included Clark Gable and Luciano Pavarotti," says Gary Boyer (0800 294 9315;