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The sea

Surrounding Casale Amati, the territory is also characterised of course by the sea: the Gulf of La Spezia, known as the Gulf of poets, a wide bay on the Ligurian coast is revealed

in all its beauty, embracing the blue sea between two headlands. With its beaches, rugged coastline, ancient villages and wildlife, it is hardly surprising that this land has been loved by poets and writers such as Byron, Shelley, Montale and Petrarch. In this area, between the green hills and crystal clear water stand the ancient villages of Tellaro, Fezzano, San Terenzo, Le Grazie, Portovenere and the islands of Palmaria, Tinetto and Tino: these are fabulous sites of historical Lunigiana, all rich in customs, traditions, gastronomy, art, culture, history.

The beaches: La Venere Azzurra, La Baia Blu near Lerici and San Terenzo; the most elegant Maramozza Beach is accessible by a lift, it is an exclusive cove overlooking the Gulf of Poets, between Lerici and the village of Tellaro. Perfect for those who want a corner of the sea from the unforgettable beauty, equipped with every comfort.

The Cinque Terre Marine Reserve can be easily reached by train from the train stations of Carrara and Sarzana, or by boat from the marinas of Carrara and Lerici.
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Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso: the ancient seaside villages, protected by cliffs, are unique and fascinating.

For an unforgettable experience it is also possible to book a tour by sailing boat. We can arrange a visit with the help of our expert sailors.

Don’t miss The beach of Monterosso, a rarity in the Cinque Terre circuit, it has golden sand with sea access in pebbles and is within walking distance of the village of Monterosso. Easily accessible, it boasts turquoise green waters and a vibrant underwater life.

A large part of the success of the Cinque Terre is due to the network of paths which cover the sea side of the mountains like a web. For centuries the only connection not only between the five villages, were these routes which today are one of the best ways of getting to know and appreciating the Cinque Terre. The three main paths all reasonably easy for reasonably fit people, appropriately dressed are well marked by the section of the CAI of La Spezia with a red and white sign.

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