A week-end in Lerici, the Pearl of the Gulf

The town of Lerici, located at the far end of the eastern side of the Gulf of La Spezia, has fascinated for centuries poets, writers, writers coming from all over Europe. An age-old village that knows how to tell and amaze even today tourists from all around the world. The enchanting landscape, the old neighborhoods with narrow streets and alleyways, the marine character, the stunning views and the good food make Lerici one of the favorite spots in Liguria and in the Province of La Spezia.

You will fall in love with Lerici for its natural beauties, its history and architecture. Its bay, already known in Roman times, became tin the XII century the subject of disputes between the two great Maritime Sea Republics, Genoa and Pisa. Signs of both domination are still visible nowadays in the old part of the village and in the Castle San Giorgio.

A complete itinerary along with your tour guide includes all the major points of interest: the historic center, the walled village, the castle St. Giorgio, the church of San Francesco, the Oratory of San Rocco, the bay of Maralunga.

At the end of your day you can’t miss a taste of homemade ice cream on the promenade of Lerici overlooking the Gulf of Poets.

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