Sure, Santa Margherita Ligure has the sparkling ocean, emerald green vistas and elegant promenade, but it’s also a gateway to Mount Portofino Natural Park, one of the Ligurian coast’s most important, protected natural areas. A maze of mountainous hiking trails, explore the area’s rugged, Mediterranean shrublands, silver olive groves and picturesque villages with regular peeks at the ocean. Here’s three to set you off on the right track.