Lerici and around
The good position of the hotel allows you to quickly visit renowned places.
Town of Roman origin, it is considered the pearl of the Gulf of Poets. It has a medieval castle, now home to a splendid paleontological museum. Famous among english romantic poets of the nineteenth century, there are a lot of mansions, gardens, beaches and an historical centre with many original elements. From here you can take a boat to reach the Cinque Terre.
Almost at the eastern end of Liguria there are the Cinque Terre, towns hidden in small bays or attached at rocks overlooking the sea, in a landscape unique in the world. Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso are the center of a national park declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Manarola, medieval town perched on a rock outcrop, is connectd to Riomaggiore by the splendid Via dell’Amore, a romantic pathway cut out of the sheer rock just a stone throw away from the sea. Vernazza, with its tower-like building, has narrow alleyways leading down to the anchorage which is set a beautiful bay. Monterosso, with its ancient town and beach, it’s a thriving cultural centre. Corniglia is a small and pretty fraction of Vernazza.
This striking, sea village is unique of its kind in Liguria: the Doria quay is hemmed in by a number of tower-like houses which effectively turn the harbor in a fortified citadel. The islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto, are located near the town and have many caves. The churches of Saint Pietro and Saint Lorenzo and the Doria castle are worth a visit.
At about 22 miles you can find the town of Colonnata, a fraction of Carrara, located on the slopes ot the Apuan Alps: it is famous around the world for the lardo. On the way you can admire the famous cave of the very sought-after Carrara Marble, also used by the sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti.