PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE LIGURIAN RIVIERA OF LEVANTE


The Ligurian Riviera of Levante offers tourists a unique scenario in the world for its one of a kind coast, dotted with wonderful villages, a deep blue and crystalline sea and first-rate hospitality services.

Staying overnight at the in La Spezia is the ideal starting point to reach these splendid places quickly and easily.
On this page we wanted to suggest to our visitors some of the destinations, easy to reach, worthy of a visit, starting from the border with Tuscany and going up the coast towards Genoa.

LUNI

THE ANCIENT ROMAN COLONY OF LUNA

The Roman city of Luni is famous above all for its amphitheater. Able to accommodate up to 7000 spectators, it dates back to the 2nd century AD. Used for grandiose hunting and gladiator shows it still strikes today with its greatness. A visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Luni where archaeological finds from the ancient Roman colony of Luna are exhibited cannot be missed.

SARZANA

HISTORICAL SARZANA, HEIR OF LUNI

Sarzana, crossed by the historic Via Francigena and Via del Sale, has been incredibly favored by its strategic territorial position.
Sarzana is worth a visit for the numerous historic buildings embellished with marble friezes, the churches and fortresses of Sarzanello and Firmafede.
It is also famous for its tradition of restoration shops.

SESTRI LEVANTE

SESTRI LEVANTE, OVERLOOKING THE GULF OF TIGULLIO.

Sestri Levante, or, as Hans Christian Andersen renamed it in 1833, ‘the city of the two seas’, is divided into two bays: the ‘Fairy Tales’ and the ‘Silence’ bays.
Ideal for a romantic walk on its promenade and for a cool aperitif on the beach, it captivates with its beauty and vitality.
One should also definitely visit the Handersen summer festival dedicated to children.

RAPALLO

RAPALLO AND SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE

Rapallo is a picturesque town located in the center of the Gulf of Tigullio.
Rapallo is worth a visit for its walk and for the enchanting views of its pretty hilly hamlets.
From Rapallo, it is very easy to reach Santa Margherita Ligure, another village of great beauty.

PORTOFINO

PORTOFINO, VIP BUT NOT ONLY

Portofino needs no introduction, famous for exclusive holidays, yachts and celebrities who frequent the characteristic ‘Piazzetta’.
Portofino is however able to satisfy every kind of visitor because the wonderful clubs and nightlife suitable for a young audience but not only.
It also has numerous places of historical and archaeological interest.

CAMOGLI - SAN FRUTTUOSO

CAMOGLI, SAN FRUTTUOSO AND THE CHRIST OF THE ABYSS

Another splendid Ligurian village, Camogli, overlooks the Paradiso gulf.
This typical fishing village with tall colorful houses attracts tourists from all over the world in search of relaxation, sea and great food.
The unique statue of Christ of the Abyss, submerged in the bay of San Fruttuoso, is an essential stop for diving lovers.

GENOVA

GENOA, THE ANCIENT MARINE REPUBLIC

CThis city is wedged between the mountains and the sea, between the alleys, history and culture. Fragmented between the past and the present, it contains hidden treasures and major architectural works of modern Italian architects within its walls.
A visit to the unique historical center, to the churches, to the museums and to its symbol, the Lantern cannot be missed if you are staying in Liguria.
A visit to the wonderful Aquarium is a must.

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