Hotel Il Nido is the ideal departure point for a visit to one of the most beautiful scenic areas in Italy.
Path which leads from Tellaro to Monte Murlo where you can find Orto Botanico di Monte Marcello and then continue until you arrive at the village of Montemarcello, through the typical Mediterranean vegetation and the olive trees along the coast above Tellaro and then through the rich greenery of diverse oaks and pines.
The highest altitude is 365 m. and it takes approx. 1hr and 20 min (one way). The whole itinerary is approx. 8 km.
This path connects two typical seaside villages Tellaro e Lerici through olive groves, woods of oak trees and fields.
Breathtaking views of the Golfo dei Poeti can be enjoyed almost all the way. In any case the path is shady and so ideal for walking in spring and summer.
Duration: 1hr and 45 mins
Best period: from April to October
This allows you to taste quality products, typical of the area, among which the mussels of the Gulf of La Spezia and the honey, the herbs, the cheese, the mesciua (a local soup made with chick peas) and panigacci (a flatbread served with cheeses and cold meats)
l’itinerario promotes 30 typical products, of which there is a DOP (PDO Protected Designation of Origin) which is the extra virgin olive oil from the Levante Riviera; and a DOC (CDO Controlled Designation of Origin) which is the Colli di Luni wine (white and red) and one IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) (denotes wine from a specific region within Italy) which is wine from the Golfo dei Poeti.
Among the famous natural attractions in Portovenere is the grotta di Byron (Byron’s sea cave); the semi submerged grotta Azzurr. On Tinetto there is the cavità dei Colombi (cave of doves) and the walls of Tino, the secca di Dante (Dante’s shallows) and the Cala grande (large cove) and Cala piccola (small cove).
Byron’s cave takes its name from the English poet George Gordon Byron, who took inspiration from these places for his works and used them as places of meditation. It is situated by the spur of rock underneath the San Pietro church.
All tours sail from Mirabello quay in La Spezia towards the Gulf of Poets and the National Marine Park of Cinque Terre, to the discovery of unforgettable images: Tino and Palmaria islands, the villages of Portovenere, Lerici and Tellaro, the enchantment of Tramonti going towards the Cinque Terre.
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