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.

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Varese Ligure and Val di Vara

Varese Ligure and Val di Vara

The round village in the valley of organic farming

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Montemarcello-Magra Park

Montemarcello-Magra Park

The National Park of Montemarcello-Magra-VaraAmong nature, history and culture: a journey into the extreme east from the hinterland to the coast.

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PortoVenere town

PortoVenere town

PORTOVENERE: the pearl of the Gulf of PoetsA colourful UNESCO heritage village that lives with the sea

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Sarzana and Luni

Sarzana and Luni

Sarzana, vintage and other beautyMany occasions in a city full of history, a theatre of unique and beautiful initiatives

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La Spezia town

La Spezia town

A city to explore, as the cradle of art and culture, amongst the Arsenale, a dream promenade

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Lerici and Tellaro

Lerici and Tellaro

Tellaro and LericiTwo villages amidst golden beaches, medieval castles and villas immersed in greenery

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Brugnato and Pignone

Brugnato and Pignone

Brugnato and Pignone:

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Castelnuovo Magra town

Castelnuovo Magra town

Castelnuovo Magra: the borderland between Liguria and TuscanyAn ancient village on the slopes of Mount Bastione, within an area loved by poets

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Bocca di Magra and Ameglia

Bocca di Magra and Ameglia

Ameglia and Bocca di Magra Borderland, set between the hills and the sea, dominated by the Magra River

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