Sestri Levante and ' one of the typical villages of the Ligurian Riviera , located at the' end of the Gulf of Tigullio, the gulf between Portofino and the Cinque Terre.
Today Sestri Levante is a very popular tourist destination for its extremely mild climate and for its picturesque landscapes . In fact , originally a fishing village , is on a small peninsula that divides the Gulf in front of it - Tigullio gulf - in two bays truly impressive : The Baia del Silenzio and the Baia delle Favole . The same , especially in the summer, they offer points of anchorage and buoys for boats.
Between the two bays and the isthmus develops the historic center , whilst the more modern occupies the plain that stretches between the sea and the hills. 's Part of the history of the village construction leudi , sailing boats Latin , which today is still a splendid specimen restored on the beach of " Balin " in the Bay of Fables .
In addition to the wonderful views , Sestri Levante also offers beaches with bathing establishments , joined by a pleasant promenade that stretches from east to west , and a beautiful reef typical of many places in Liguria .
How to get there:
Sestri Levante and ' easily accessible, either by train or motorway (A-12 Genova- Livorno); many are daily ferry connections with Portofino and the Cinque Terre , very frequent during the summer season.
Whoever reaches Sestri Levante boat , enjoying one of the most beautiful and evocative of the Ligurian Riviera approaching the village , can moor your boat in the Bay of Fables and reach the mainland in tender or aboard boats of various mooring.
P.S. some photos curtesy from Maranatha.