Sestri Levante is the first city one encounters going towards La Spezia: its city centre is just a couple bus stops away from our hotel. Nicknamed “The City with two Seas”, Sestri is made of a beautiful peninsula connected to the mainland via an isthmus that separates Baia del Silenzio (Silence Bay) and Baia delle Favole (Fable Bay), both named by famous writer Hans Christian Andersen, to which a renowned literary contest is dedicated.
Passing through the “Caruggio” (the main pedestrian road) one can find beautiful boutiques, bars and restaurants, alongside great ice cream shops that will satisfy grown-ups as well as kids. At the end of the caruggio is Basilica di Santa Maria di Nazareth, and, on the right, you will find a small road leading to Chiesa di San Nicolò (S. Nicolò's Church), from which you'll be able to enjoy a breathtaking landscape including Baia del Silenzio, undoubtedly one of the most spectacular and evocative locations in our coast.
Descending and entering the Bay one can visit the small Aquarium, the former Annunziata convent, all the way towards the opposite side of the Cappuccini convent. In the opposite side of the city, Baia delle Favole offers wide beaches with bathhouses, while a brand new and wide seaside path leads you from Sant'Anna all the way to the small port.
- The Archaeological museum, to rediscover the origins and the history of the city; www.musel.it.
- The Galleria Rizzi museum, in which one can see works and painting spanning from the XV to the XVIII century; www.galleriarizzi.com.
For people appreciating ligurian culinary products and desiring to bring some at home, in Sestri Levante there is Cooperativa Agricoltori Sestresi, selling amazing local delicacies; www.olivicoltori.net.
REACHING SESTRI LEVANTE
ON FOOT: The city centre is about 2 km from our Hotel passing through Sant'Anna tunnel. For trekking fans, there is a spectacular, narrow and steep path, starting 20 mt from the Hotel and taking you to Sestri in around 50 minute via amazing landscapes.
BY BUS: Boarding a bus of line 4, 5, 45 or 98 from the bus stop close to the hotel, it is possible to reach the city centre in less then 5 minutes.