Lerici - Montemarcello - Sarzana
(Liguria region - prov. of La Spezia)

Trip to Lerici, Montemarcello and Sarzana in the italian region of Liguria, near the border line with Tuscany. This area is beautiful for charming small towns, nice sea and beaches, rich history.

Lerici, the dock Lerici, Garibaldi square

Views onto Lerici, its dock, the castle and Garibaldi square.

 

 

Lerici - downtown Lerici - downtown
Lerici - downtown Lerici - downtown

The downtown in Lerici has very narrow streets and stairs connecting the colorful homes.

 

 

Lerici - downtown Lerici - downtown
Lerici - downtown Lerici - downtown

Lerici downtown. Most of the pictures are from the ancient Hebrew district.

 

Lerici

 

Gulf of La Spezia Gulf of La Spezia

The numerous boats in the gulf of La Spezia, where Lerici and other towns find their way to the sea.

 

 

Gulf of La Spezia Gulf of La Spezia
Panoramic views from Marcello mount, onto La Spezia gulf and Porto Venere.

 

Montemarcello - Liguria - Italy

The day continues with a visit to the beautiful medieval town of Montemarcello, built on top of an hill. Here one of the door to the town.

 

Montemarcello - the downtown Montemarcello -  the downtown
Montemarcello -  the downtown Montemarcello is a charming ancient town, with many colorful houses.

 

Monte Marcello -  the downtown Monte Marcello -  the downtown
Monte Marcello -  the downtown The narrow streets doesn't let to drive any car, but just hike or use a bicycle.

 

Monte Marcello -  St Peter church Monte Marcello - St Peter church
The ancient St Peter church in Montemarcello.

 

Ameglia - Italy
The small town of Ameglia.

 

Sarzana - Italy - Porta Romana door

The day ends with a visit to Sarzana. In the picture, one of the door to enter the ancient part of the city.

 

Sarzana fortress Sarzana fortress

Part of the mlitary fortification, built by Lorenzo il Magnifico in years 1487-1492.

 

St Mary Assumption church - Sarzana St Mary Assumption church - Sarzana

The ancient St Mary Assumption church, built between years 1204 and 1474, that holds the Italy's oldest wooden cross by Mastro Guglielmo (year 1138).

 

St Andrew church - Sarzana St Andrew church - Sarzana
The St Andrew church is the most ancient building in Sarzana, but unfortunately the original shape and style of this building was disrupted by frequent modifications in the past centuries.

 

Sarzana - Matteotti square
The central Matteotti square in Sarzana.

 

Sarzanello fortress Sarzanello fortress
Sarzanello fortress The day ends with a visit to the imposing Sarzanello fortress, built over the top of an hill behind the city of Sarzana.

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