A magnificent natural cove with the small cities of Portovenere, le Grazie, Lerici, San Terenzo, Fiascherino, Tellaro and the city of La Spezia.
Located on a promontory between the extreme east of the Cinque Terre and the entrance to the Gulf of La Spezia, this small city is part of the list of World Heritage sites compiled by UNESCO. With its small port, is castle in the shape of a pentagon and the San Pietro church built in a panoramic position on a rocky foothill, Portovenere is a departing point for many excursions and offers a dazzling landscape.
In front of the village are the three islands of the gulf: Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. A regular boat service allows you to visit the islands and provides a connection between Palmaria (the only one of the three islands that can be visited freely all year long) and Portovenere or Lerici.
This particular area between Liguria and Tuscany is overflowed by the Apuan Alps, famous all over the world for their valuable white marble, used also by Michelangelo.
In addition to the Apuan Alps, another important element of Lunigiana is the river Magra. Its name comes from the old Etruscan city of Luni. This area is insinuated among Liguria, Tuscany and Emilia Romagna and it is important from an historical point of view for the presence of medieval castles and churches, where (someone says) also the world famous poet Dante Alighieri lodged.
But Lunigiana is famous also for the mysterious stele-statues which were found here: they represent stylized human faces, with a typical moon-shape, and nobody knows the origin of them. Who carved these statues? How did they come here? Some academics talked aboutaliens.
In Lunigiana, in province of Massa Carrara you can find the beautiful caves of Equi Terme which are really worth visiting.
In the highest part of Lunigiana there is the town of Pontremoli, surrounded by castles and where you can find the castle of Piagnaro, that houses the stele-statues museum.
Another famous town is Colonnata, famous in the whole Italy for its pure-white marble and the local production of a delicious lard. We suggest you visit Luni, Castelnuovo Magra, Fosdinovo, Fivizzano, Sarzana and Pontremoli.
A few kilometers from La Spezia, but already in Toscana, Versilia offers the possibility of night entertainment and shopping while Garfagnana offers the landscape of the hillsides and mountains with large green spaces and old cities that are well preserved. The Apuan Alps with peaks that arrive at 1946 meters high, extend parallel to the sea and offer opportunities to visit the marble quarries, the Gorchia and Vento caves and some other smaller ones.
Between Deiva Marina and Levanto, the cycle path and the pedestrian road are located in the old steam train tunnels. This connects Framura, Bonassola and Levanto, but is also accessible from Deiva Marina from the provincial road, by train, by bus or by micro-bus from the Hotel Clelia Logis d'Italia.
A green interior, rich in typical products, ancient cities, mines and quarries.
From Sestri Levante to Portofino with the cities of Cavi, Lavagna, Chiavari, Zoagli, Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure.
With the microscopic village of San Fruttuoso, Camogli and Recco, it is the gastronomic capital and the land of focaccia with cheese and the trofie, Sori Peive Ligure and Bogliasco.
that extends from Nervi to Votri, with its historical center, the Old Port, the Aquarium and the museums.