The first time you’ll see Punta Corvo – and every time since – you will be dazzled by so much beauty: an inlet of dark pebbles washed by crystal clear waters and protected by green reef which stands out behind it for 260 meters. It is a unique show that earned Punta Corvo the title of one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy, according to Legambiente.
It can be reached by land or by sea, and every the scenario is unforgettable. The small bay can be spotted from the paved path that starts form the village of Montemarcello, on top of the promontory. From here you can scan the horizon and its curved line, get lost into the beauty of the Gulf of Poets and its three islands Tino, Tinetto and Palmaria, facing the extraordinary village of Portovenere. If you feel like walking and are not afraid of steep ways, you can choose to get to the beach descending the 700 steps that take from the village to the sea, passing through the towering pines that gradually give way to the Mediterranean scrub and its perfumes of broom, thyme and helichrysum.
Easier, but just as impressive, is to reach the cove with the boats that – in the summer time – leave from Fiumaretta and Bocca di Magra. Just a fifteen minutes trip during which you will be able to admire the coast that from the mouth of the Magra leads to the beach. Right before your eyes will pass the charming Santa Croce del Corvo Monastery, the WWII military bunkers of the anti-ship battery and the striking rock called “The lair of the Serpent “, a ravine created by the sea, where it is said to have lived a fearsome sea monster. You’ll come to the white limestone of Punta Bianca and finally you’ll get to the inlet of Punta Corvo.
Definitely a place to go!
Source: Trame di Lunigiana