During your stay in the Country House La Cabana, and in Angiolina’s Farm, situated in Monterosso al Mare, in the district of La Spezia, in the Cinque Terre in Liguria, you can visit the historical and natural beautis of the Cinque Terre, in Liguria.
LE CINQUE TERRE
The Cinque Terre are a National Park since 1999 and are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. They offer a unique conformation for the union of mountains with the sea and the typical terraces that have allowed the inhabitants to cultivate these lands.
In the beautiful Monterosso al Mare we can visit the Church of St. John the Baptist built in the 14th century, characterized by the medieval tower with the clock. Among the rocks that surround the beautiful beach of Monterosso stands, 14 meters high, the Statue of the Giant, or Statue of Neptune.
In Riomaggiore we can visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montenero, located on the homonymous hill, which offers an impressive view on the Gulf. In the old town centre , also in a dominant position, we find the Castle of Riomaggiore built in the 13th century, now home to cultural events.
In Manarola we can visit the Church of San Lorenzo, dedicated to the patron saint of the town and built in Gothic style. Here during San Lorenzo, Paqua and Christmas, the hill behind the village is animated with bright figures for religious representations, from the Via Crucis to the Nativity scene.
In Corniglia there’s the Church of St. Peter, with its beautiful glass windows. From the church you can walk to the terrace of Santa Maria where you can admire the view. The heart of the village is the charming Ciapara square.
In Vernazza we can find the Doria Castle, located at the end of a small promontory overlooking the sea, today used as a museum. We can also visit the beautiful church of Santa Margherita of Antiochia.
Portovenere overlooks the Gulf of La Spezia, called Gulf of the Poets, for the presence some English poets in the nineteenth century. Here we can visit the Doria Castle, located on a hill overlooking the village, consisting of a circular tower and three bastions.
Among the most important religious buildings there are the Church of St Peter situated on the promontory and the Church of St Lorenzo and Sanctuary of the White Lady.
The Cave of the Arpaia, also called the Cave of Lord Byron, is a location for scuba diving bcause of its crystalline waters rich in fish and crustaceans. It is dedicated to the English poet because they say it was his favourite place.
In Levanto, we can visit the Castle, built during the Genovese government on a pre-existing fortification belonging to the Malaspina family. Composed by four walls and a circular tower, is decorated with crenellations and bas-reliefs.
In the village of Lerici there’s the Castle built in the 12th century, now home to the Geopaleontological Museum. In the hamlet of San Terenzio there are Villa Marigola with its wonderful gardens and Villa Magni where Percy and Mary Shelley lived. Among the religious buildings there are the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi and the sanctuary of Our Lady of Maralunga.