Lerici is located in the eastern part of the Gulf of Poets south of La Spezia. This town is called the “pearl of the Gulf” for its extraordinary beauty. This city of Etruscan origin embodies the classic ideal of the Ligurian coastal settlement. Among the must-see monuments is the Castle, an octagonal fortress from 1152, located on the top of the promontory overlooking the surroundings. Currently, the fortress is home to a geo paleontological museum.
Piazza Garibaldi is the centre of Lerici, framed by colourful buildings. Here we can admire the oratory of San Rocco, the beginning of the thirteenth century and the parish church of San Francesco d’Assisi. We also recommend visiting Villa Marigola, one of the most elegant estates of the eighteenth century and Villa Magni, where Shelley and Byron lived.
Fiascherino is a truly fascinating area of Lerici. Famous for its beautiful beaches and lush vegetation.
Lerici is very popular in summer, thanks to the beauty of its golden sandy beaches. Among the best known are the Blue Bay, located between Punta Galera and Punta Santa Teresa and the beach of Maramozza, more commonly known as Eco del Mare, a paradise of the Ligurian Sea.