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Small jewel in the Gulf of Tigullio, Sestri Levante was already known in Roman times as the ancient Segesta Tigulliorum. Originally, the small village was built on an island and then spread in the fifteenth century on the mainland; only in recent times the sea and the floods have given rise to the isthmus that connects today the island and the mainland, giving this town a pleasant succession of picturesque views among the most beautiful of eastern Liguria.
The historic centre, full of boutiques, pubs and restaurants, winds through the charming “carruggi”, typical narrow streets surrounded by villas and Ligurian houses. Sleepy during the hottest hours of the day, the heart of town gets life in the summer evenings; bars and taverns fill up, music plays until late and the pedestrian area becomes the main spot for families and youngsters to stroll and chat.
Sestri Levante, the "city of the two seas", overlooks the beautiful and exciting Bay of Silence (Portobello), a natural harbour bordered by old buildings in Ligurian style, and the Bay of Fables, with its lively promenade where you can find restaurants and bars.
Sestri Levante boasts one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Gulf of Tigullio: the long and wide beach of the Bay of Fables has comfortable and well-equipped bathing establishments; for those looking for a beach surrounded by one of the most breath taking views of Liguria, then the choice should fall on the Bay of Silence.
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If you plan to stop in Sestri Levante for a few days, steal some time to your beach holiday and go for one or more excursions into the Gulf of Tigullio, a haven of history and nature, between the sea and the Apennines of Liguria. Do not miss the spectacular Cinque Terre and Porto Venere, the inland where there are hills and mountains dotted with magical villages, and Genoa, ancient maritime republic, with wonderful palaces and the largest aquarium in Italy. The most impressive way to visit the main attractions of the eastern Ligurian Riviera is by boat: from April to October a ferry service connects Sestri Levante to various destinations, including Porto Venere and Portofino (accessible only by boat or car). The train is certainly the easiest way to go to Genoa (1h) and the Cinque Terre (about 40min), while a car is necessary to visit the valleys and some of the most interesting monasteries.
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