Gateway to the Cinque Terre – Levanto

Gateway to the Cinque Terre – Levanto

Perfectly nestled between the intense blue sea and the vibrant green of the typical Ligurian vegetation of Mediterranean scrub, stands Levanto. This timeless town in which to get delightfully lost amongst the scents of the sea and the local gastronomy is truly a delight. Levanto's historic town centre is lively and colourful, dotted with bars along the stunning Via Garibaldi or beneath the porticos of Piazza Cavour, as the heart and soul of the city.

Nome in dialetto: Lievànto

IAT: Piazza Cavour, 1, Levanto (SP)

Telefono: 0187 808125

Email: iat.levanto@libero.it

According to an ancient tradition, underground passages led from the castle to the beach below and to the Church of the Annunziata.

Castles, walls, churches and marble

No visit to Levanto is complete without a stroll along the promenade or the extensive beach. Within, great surprises await, starting with the 13th century walls. Levanto is also famous for the evening concerts held in the churchyard of the Church of Sant'Andrea. Built starting in 1222, it has three naves and a truly splendid façade made up of alternating bands of white Carrara marble and local green serpentine. It is backdropped by the imposing Castello di Levanto.

During Roman times, the sea reached the present day hill of Montale, the settlement of Celua.

A timeless story

The inland hamlets surrounding the city of Levanto as it stands today all arise from the initial settlements dating back to the Roman era. The residential area of Ceula (today the hamlet of Montale), known for its commercial importance, was crossed by our ancestors, along the ancient connecting roads travelled to transport the most soughtafter goods.

Levanto is at the gateway to the Cinque Terre: load your rucksack and set off to discover all the wonderful routes that enrich this part of eastern Liguria!

365 days of Levanto

Trekking and jogging along the nearby pathways that lead to the entrance to the Cinque Terre Park. Between Levanto and Framura, passing through Bonassola, lies the fantastic and panoramic cycle and pedestrian path, forged from the old railway line. Levanto is also one of the best loved hotspots for surfers. There is also a rich selection of delicacies for those with a sweet tooth, including the truly famous local dish of Gattafin, large fried ravioli stuffed with fragrant wild herbs.

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