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Levanto at the beginning of the XX century

A postcard from the early 1900s and a blast from the past!

At the beginning of the ‘900 the life in Levanto was quiet, with no industries, with a mainly local trade and with an agriculture not susceptible to major changes. However, the construction of the new railway section Genoa – La Spezia (1872-1873) and the consequent arrival of the first tourists, gave a new impetus to the emerging economy. Construction became more beautiful, more rational; streets and squares, new palaces and new buildings took the place of old houses to accommodate families who became wealthy or rich and the villas of the “foreign tourists” arose numerously.

The first bathing establishments equipped with sanitary equipment were born, with a vast solarium and beaches of fine sand. In the early 1900s there were the Sirio, Eden and Vallesanta Baths. The Bagni Eden in the first post-war period were rebuilt in rationalist style with a seawater pool. The Casino of Levanto was actually a gaming hall and exerted a strong appeal especially towards an “aristocratic” tourism.

The villas built along the “Passeggiata della Pietra” are the tangible example of elite tourism that visited often Levanto in those years. The monumental complex of the Agnelli Family, with an immense park, swimming pool and tennis courts, built by the founder of Fiat at the foot of the promontory of Punta Mesco is the image of this development that the town had. Summer evenings came alive at the Casino’s gaming tables and parties were never lacking in its large ballroom. During the day, however, at the edge of the pool, with trampoline and platform, the most prominent families bathed and sunbathed. Still in the 60s artists and songwriters of international fame performed there, such as Mina, Ornella Vanoni and Gino Paoli, Casino manager at the time.

 

 

 

Wine experience in the Cinque Terre: tours and wine tasting

The best way to visit a new country is to discover its culture and tradition, its food and its wines. Join me for a half day tour or a full day program  through the Cinque Terre and enjoy your stay in my territory.

Visit Riomaggiore or Vernazza, catch a glimpse of its history then let yourself indulge your halfway tour in sipping a tasteful glass of white wine of the Cinque Terre  or try our most famous raisin wine Sciacchetrà. 

Would you like more? Let’s organize a full day schedule with sightseeings, boat trips and delicious food and wine experiences.

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La Spezia Cruise Terminal and Cruise Ships schedule 2016

If you would like to visit Cinque Terre on a cruise ship, here the schedule of all passengers ships arriving in La Spezia in 2016.
If you have already booked your cruise and La Spezia is one of your ports of call, don’t miss the opportunity to visit and discover Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Lerici, La Spezia, Sarzana with a local native tour guide.

SCHEDULE CRUISE SHIP LA SPEZIA 2016

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Half day or full day excursions available such as tailor-made tours for couples, families, small parties.

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