Gulf of Poets
The secret of such fame and wonder is already contained in the name.
It was here that the Shelleys stayed and here that their poignant love affair came to an end: Percy B. Shelley died by drowning near the Tuscan coast, while Mary, the author of 'Frankenstein', was waiting for him in her villa in San Terenzo, on the seafront. Lord Byron and D.H. Lawrence stayed here, Virginia Woolf passed through here. Literature, culture and breathtaking landscapes make this gulf as unique as its sea, which has La Spezia - a city to discover with its centre and museums - at its centre, and then along the coast Lerici, with Tellaro and San Terenzo, the fantastic Porto Venere with the incredibly beautiful Palmaria archipelago. The park of Magra Montemarcello, Sarzana la bella with its fortresses, Varese Ligure and the borgo Rotondo and the archaeological park of Luni add other beauties.
The National Park of Montemarcello-Magra-VaraAmong nature, history and culture: a journey into the extreme east from the hinterland to the coast.Learn more
PORTOVENERE: the pearl of the Gulf of PoetsA colourful UNESCO heritage village that lives with the seaLearn more
Sarzana and Luni
Sarzana, vintage and other beautyMany occasions in a city full of history, a theatre of unique and beautiful initiativesLearn more
La Spezia town
A city to explore, as the cradle of art and culture, amongst the Arsenale, a dream promenadeLearn more
Lerici and Tellaro
Tellaro and LericiTwo villages amidst golden beaches, medieval castles and villas immersed in greeneryLearn more
Castelnuovo Magra town
Castelnuovo Magra: the borderland between Liguria and TuscanyAn ancient village on the slopes of Mount Bastione, within an area loved by poetsLearn more
Bocca di Magra and Ameglia
Ameglia and Bocca di Magra Borderland, set between the hills and the sea, dominated by the Magra RiverLearn more