It was 1822 when a series of curious events shaked the life of the fishermen’s village of San Terenzo, whose people were not used to the parties and libertine outings brought on by the young and rich English group who had taken over Villa Magni: the Shelleys, Mary (Frankenstein’s author) and her husband Percy, had moved in with a very much lively group of friends.
It is said to have been an unforgettable season and when Lord Byron moored his boat into the bay and cheered his friends with six cannon shots, the locals – but they were not the only ones – talked about it for the years to come. The enchantment of the Golfo dei Poeti – the Gulf of Poets – is still very much alive today and is revived into every visitor’s eye with its unique colors and landscapes.
Today it is possible to experience it riding an e-bike with Trame di Lunigiana’s bike tour: from the fishermen’s village of San Terenzo to the Blue Venus’ Beach, from the narrow streets of Lerici to its Castle which dominates one of the most beautiful and beloved coves of the Eastern Riviera once sought after by the powers of Pisa, Genova and Firenze.
Ride and rhyme! live the italian poetry by e-bike.
Sarzana – Trame di Lunigiana’s Office – Fortezza Firmafede.
Lerici – San Terenzo – Monte Marcello – Trebiano – Tellaro
The tour includes:
An e-bike – Helmet – A bottle of water – The minivan support – A guided tour of Lerici – A nice stop for the Italian artisanal gelato – An aperitivo at a typical fish bistrot.
25 km (15,5 mls)
Tour starts with min 3 persons