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.
Views onto Lerici, its dock, the castle and Garibaldi square.
The downtown in Lerici has very narrow streets and stairs connecting the colorful homes.
Lerici downtown. Most of the pictures are from the ancient Hebrew district.
The numerous boats in the gulf of La Spezia, where Lerici and other towns find their way to the sea.
Panoramic views from Marcello mount, onto La Spezia gulf and Porto Venere.
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 is a charming ancient town, with many colorful houses.
The narrow streets doesn't let to drive any car, but just hike or use a bicycle.
The ancient St Peter church in Montemarcello.
The small town of Ameglia.
The day ends with a visit to Sarzana. In the picture, one of the door to enter the ancient part of the city.
Part of the mlitary fortification, built by Lorenzo il Magnifico in years 1487-1492.
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).
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.
The central Matteotti square in Sarzana.
The day ends with a visit to the imposing Sarzanello fortress, built over the top of an hill behind the city of Sarzana.