Lerici

Lerici Although Lerici’s historical origins and precise year of foundation have long since been lost in the mists of time, we know that in antiquity it was called ‘Portus Iliycis’. This name is most likely derived from the Greek word ‘Iliakos’, meaning ‘of Ilium’ or ‘Trojan’, leading us to speculate that the town was founded by refugees from the Trojan…

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre – Liguria, Italy This dramatically mountainous strip of Ligurian territory, bordering the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean and cradling the so-called ‘Five Lands’, or five ancient fishing villages, forms some of Italy’s most extraordinary and best preserved landscape. The rocky cliff-faces, stretching between Cape Mesco in the west and Cape Manara in the east, plunge precipitously into the…

Apuan Alps Regional Park

Apuan Alps Regional Park Even if Lunigiana isn’t a huge region, its territory is comprised into several parks, among which there’s the Apuan Alps Regional Park, an important institution working fot the protection and promotion of the Apuan natural landscape, a unique territory characterized by one of the most peculiar marbles in the world. The park was founded in 1985…

Vezzano Ligure’s Pentagonal Tower

Vezzano Ligure’s Pentagonal Tower From the top of the hill where the ancient settlement of Vezzano inferiore is located, the Pentagonal Tower rises above the rooftops and the tall trees of the nearby courtyard. This impressive architectural structure once protected the majestic castle, to which it was connected by a seven-meter-high wooden bridge. This structure dates back to the Twelfth…

Montemarcello

Montemarcello What is certain is that over the centuries Montemarcello has charmed writers, journalists, poets and artists who have decided to move here in order to find daily inspiration, tranquility and beauty . It is fascinating to get lost in its narrow streets and small squares meet overlooked by houses perfectly preserved, or meet on their way of witness the…