|Shopping|| 500 || m ||Airport|| 60 || km |
|Suburban traffic|| 200 || m |
Golf; Among nature; Near water
Levanto has it all! It is an attractive and familiar holiday destination, especially during the summer when it is popular for its beautiful beaches and rocky coastline. But outside the summer season it also makes a beautiful vacation spot. With its modern and comfortable infrastructure and a stunning natural landscape, the village has become an important center of the Riviera di Levante. Not only because of the possibilities offered by the beach, the sunny weather and maritime activities, but also for its history, landmarks and wonderful cuisine. The hinterland has been declared a protected nature reserve. This has helped Levanto to retain its natural beauty. Here you can enjoy lovely walks among a special landscape. The grapes from this particular area are used to produce two wines with a DOC valuation. The surrounding hills, adorned with numerous vineyards and olive trees, also have various small rural villages which are definitely worth a visit. These include places like Lizza, Lavaggiorosso, Dosso and Groppo. On the other side of the valley, you’ll find Montale, Casella, Ridarolo, Legnaro, Chiesa Nuova, Fontona, Pastine and Vignana. For those interested in culture, Levanto has some important medieval buildings and typical streets with grotesque paintings, which you can admire while on a walk. The nave of the church of S. Andrea has a white marble façade (Carrara). There is an impressive castle which occupies a strategic position. The "Piazza della Loggia” is a beautiful square with a colonnade from the 13th century. By car you can visit other cities like Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Genoa (with the largest aquarium in Europe!). All great destinations for a day trip. There are also regularly scheduled trains to these cities from the station of Levanto. Genoa can also be visited by boat (highly recommended!). Levanto is a very good base to visit the Cinque Terre, the 5 picturesque villages situated high up on the rocks of the coast and part of UNESCO’s World Heritage list.