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Whale watching, diving, water sports, speed boat fun or an romantic night cruise, your Captain and the crew will support you in all your wishes and advice you the most special and unique places all around the Ligurian sea.
The Italian Riviera for one is subject to a range of distinctions, climatic as well as cultural, its a very popular holiday spot. Colorful seaside villages, panoramic views, the blue of the Mediterranean Sea and the stunning beaches with crystal clear water make this part of Italy a piece of heaven.
Portovenere „ the Bay of Poets“ is located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. It comprises the three villages of Fezzano, Le Grazie and Porto Venere and the three islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. This joyful place was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1997 with a coastal beauty and Riviera style architecture. The small town has so much to offer; An magical dominated heavy stone castle, impressive churches and caves to explore, colorful houses, breezy and pretty sits on the edge of the Gulfo dei Poeti. It is capped on the promontory by the Regional Nature Park of Porto Venere, a wild coastal nature reserve.
Cinque Terre „Five Lands“ is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. These five picturesque towns offer a unique and enchanting panorama of the traditions, landscapes and culture along the coast of Italy. The coastline, the five villages and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a protected Marine Area housing several very rare animal and vegetal species. The sea of Cinque Terre is characterized by the presence of wonderful animals like dolphins and whales and the fishing is regulated.
Riomaggiore is the most southern village of the five islands, all connected by trail. The town climbs up along the ridges overlooking the sea and it is characterized from the typical stone houses with colored façades and slate-roofs. The town is full of pedestrian lanes, archways and stairs instead of wide avenues. Riomaggiore has a dramatic setting on the rocks tumbling down to the sea. It’s backed by steep hills that are partially covered in scrubby brush and partly terraced with gardens, olive groves and vineyards.
Montorosso is the biggest and oldest of the five towns, divided into 2 parts, the old and the new village and is consideres the cultural and historical centre of the region with a rich history. Montorosso have the biggest beach of the entire coast, a visit to the sandy beaches will also reveal the remains of the colossal giant statue of Neptune, sculpted in 1910 and who has withstood the test of time, war and weather. It is the most visited town and in evenings there are much more entertainment activities than in the other villages.
Vernazza a powerful fortified town features a picturesque small port, evidence of its ancient maritime traditions. The old town bears elegant architecture, defensive structures and decorative portals. Without any car traffic within the city center, this little town is characterized with pastel colored homes that look out towards the water. The Parish House of Saint Mary of Antioch, the Doria Castle and the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Reggio are the main tourist attractions.
Manarola is positioned at the top of a cliff, colorful buildings and houses that slide down the rocky and rugged coast. The town is even famous for its wine production. Visitors can enjoy magnificent landscapes from the Punta Bonfiglio headland or from the churchyard of Sanctuary of Nostra Signora della Salute di Volastra.
Corniglia is located on the top of a promontory. This little village lies on the top of a rock surrounded by vineyards which produce excellent wines such as the Cinque Terre DOC, the Pollenza and the very well-known Sciacchetrà. It is the smallest of the villages, very charming with very narrow alleys.
Portofino is one of the most characteristic and fascinating villages not only in Italy, but around the world, there are less than 500 residents of Portofino. The little fisher village is famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. The town is clustered around its small harbour and is known for the colorfully painted buildings that line the shore. Its the most town in the Gulf which offers many fascinating views and many places of historical and artistic interest, following a list of absolutely unmissable places. One of the most fascinating places of Portofino is the Brown Castle, built around 1000 in a privileged location, near the harbor but separated from it by a Mediterranean garden full of plants and flowers. The town is surrounded by a natural park where you can into a walk and reach points to admire the views of this part of Liguria offers.
Camogli is a fishing village and tourist resort located on the west side of the peninsula of Portofino and one of the largest areas of the Parco Naturale Regionale di Portofino and a part of the Portofino Marine Protected Area. Its a fishing settlement rather than a beach resort with few houses as well as the church clustered around a couple of narrow lanes, steps and a vaulted passageway, with the remains of the stone fort guarding them at the back. From here, the landward view is filled by several tiers of pastel-painted tenements, high and very old. The house colors once helped the fishermen of Camogli find the way back to their port. The name of the town is of ancient, though of disputed origin. One story suggests it comes from the shortened Casa de Moglie. When the ship captains sailed, they put their wives (mogli) in a sort of home for all of them (casa) and the town was well known for this.
Lerici also called “ la Perla del Golfo“ is a town close to La Spezia and the above mentioned Portovenere. A charming coastal town with a small marina, a 13th century castle and a church from the same period, today the castle contains a museum of palaeontology. It’s a tourist resort that comes to life in summer, yet despite its proximity to Cinque Terre, known as the place where the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley drowned. Lerici seems to still be under the radar of most international tourists, – you can still find a real Italian beach town on the Italian Riviera. The town’s origins date back to the Etruscan period, probably after the foundation of the future Roman town of Luni. The town is nestled in a natural bay featuring a promontory, on top of which is the majestic castle. Located within the Regional Nature Park of Montemarcello-Magra, the municipal territory of Lerici includes different smaller villagecation and landscapes, what makes the town so special, among which Tellaro, San Terenzo, Venere Azzurra and Fiascherino.
San Fruttuoso The Abbey of San Fruttuoso is between Camogli and Portofino, located in a small bay beneath a steep wooded hill. It can only be reached by sea or by hiking trails, there is no road access. It’s dripping history and it has an amazing beach with clear, greenish-blue water. It’s one of the most scenic places in Liguria absolutely uniq and beautiful. The abbey is dedicated to Saint Fructuosus, a third-century bishop of Tarraco who was martyred under the persecutions of the Roman Emperor Valerian. In the eighth century the relics of Fructuosus were moved here by Greek monks St Fructuosus’s ashes are still kept at the abbey. Another highlight is the famous Christ of the Abyss. If you like diving, this is the place to be. There are no sharks (usually…), there is no coral reef. The underwater statue Christ of the Abyss was built by Guido Galletti, installed in the sea off San Fruttuoso in 1954, at a depth of 17 meters (56 ft). It’s a submerged bronze statue of Jesus Christ, offering a benediction of peace and the protector of the fishermen.
Sestri Levante is found approximately halfway between Genoa and La Spezia. The Sestri Levante’s headland divides the cost in the two bays, the „Baia del Silenzio“ and the „Baia delle Favole“, which is dedicated to the writer Hans Christian Andersen who lived at Sestri Levante. The most famous and impressive beach is surely the Baia del Silenzio, which is the symbol of the town. With the beach framed by pastel colored houses and animated by fishing boats, the bay, fine sand and clean sea, every years it is ranked among the top twenty best Italian beaches. To appreciate the best moment you could reach it in the early morning or in the evening at sunset, when the color of the sunlight makes this place really magic. Sestri Levante is truly a place to rest, relax and soak up the sun. For whom loves trekking, between Sestri Levante and Moneglia runs a very scenic route that includes 3 amazing spots: Manara, Baffe and Moneglia; The route allows you to discover a quiet and intimate Liguria with unforgettable scents and colors and remarkable testimonies of peasant culture. Furthermore in Sestri there are several churches to visit including the Abbey of St. Nicolò.