Lerici, ancient phoenician fishing village is called "The pearl of the gulf", thanks to its lucky position and the nice temperatures, it is the right choice for sea, nature and sport lovers but also for those who like art and relaxing days.
MOST INTERESTING PLACES
The two fishing villages of Lerici and San Terenzo, connected each others by the beautiful promenade in a long bay full of free and private beaches. During the summer season the two villages provide a nice nightlife with little bars, music and events.
The hamlet of Tellaro is elected as one of the most beautiful of Italy and the closed beaches of FIascherino are among the best of the region.
The old perched hamlets of Pugliola, La Serra, Solaro, Trebbiano, Cerri, offer beautiful hiking and breathtaking views over the gulf.
Portovenere and the island of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto are all included in the UNESCO beauties and they are reachable by ferry boat from Lerici harbour.
5 terre (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia, Monterosso) one of the most demanded destinations from the visitors from all over the world are reachable by ferry too from the Lerici harbour and exchange in La Spezia harbour.
The medieval village of Sarzana, beautiful historical city that boasts two fortresses and an historical centre full of art and craftsmanship, is reachable by car in 10 minutes or by bus from Lerici.
The city of La Spezia, provincial capital and important commercial is reachable by car in 10 minutes or by bus. The historical centre has been deeply redeveloped and the city is experiencing a great growth in tourism. From springtime till fall the narrow streets of the downtown are walked by many tourists who melt with the locals in the bars, in the local restaurants, in the food market and along the moles.
The city also boasts interesting museums like Lia museum, CAMEC (Contemporary museum),
the Naval museum inserted within the historical arsenal of the city, the Spazio32 for pictures and images lovers, the archaeological museum of San Giorgio Castle.
The international jazz festival and the Palio of the gulf are both really important events that bring every years thousands of people