LERICI AND SAN TERENZOThe real Golfo dei Poeti
Located in one of the most beautiful inlets of the “Ligurian Riviera of Levante”, Lerici offers a perfect combination of past and present: rich in historical and artistic testimonies and religious traditions, this village does not betray its consolidated reputation as a well-equipped and modern seaside resort. This sensational territory, a destination for poets and artists of great fame at all times, has been named "The Gulf of Poets", and by this name Lerici is known all over the world.
It is not necessary to use the car.
Easily accessible by bus or on foot.
PortovenereA little Wonder
Portovenere offers a unique landscape with its high jagged coasts overlooking the sea, the caves and inlets that surround it, the vegetation that changes by the season bringing multiple shades and atmospheres to this amazing environment. The crystalline sea is the perfect setting for the small and characteristic village of Portovenere: sometimes it’s calm and clear enough to reflect the sun's rays that are brushing it alongside the multicolored rocks overlooking the sea of the Gulf of Poets, sometimes it’s just so angry, its waves breaking against the rock below the Church of San Pietro.
From Lerici the boats leave for Portovenere and 5 Terre.
The Cinque TerreUnesco Heritage Site
The 5 Terre landscape is characterized by its amazing dry-stone walls, terraced vineyards giving birth to wines as unique as the place they’re coming from. The Cinque Terre are included in the Unesco World Heritage list and are a National Park and a Marine Protected Area too. Starting from La Spezia, here are the 5 Terre villages to visit in such order: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso with their characteristic houses, the coasts overlooking the sea, the historical centres of these villages as well as their sanctuaries, the panoramic paths that connect the villages themselves and the inner ones too.
They can be reached by boats departing from Lerici or by train from La Spezia station.
MontemarcelloOne of the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy
Beautiful excursion on foot in the Caprione promontory.
The path that leads to Zanego and subsequently to Montemarcello starts from Tellaro; from here you can reach the beach of Punta Corvo through a path overlooking the sea of 700 steps.