The east coast of Liguria, which is part of the province of La Spezia, after the arch of the Cinque Terre is called Riviera Spezzina and is mainly composed of four villages: Levanto, Bonassola, Framura, Deiva Marina.
Nestled in the east Riviera (Riviera di Levante), Levanto takes the name after this area, and is considered as the entrance door to the Cinque Terre (the five sisters), an amazing example of advanced landascape development.
Closed inside a natural niche similar in characterists and advantages to the one of La Spezia (forty kilometres far away), the village is in the centre of a picturesque valley, and is protected on two sides by Punta Mesco and Punta di Levanto, both territories are situated in a wonderful landscape covered by the green of the olive tree groves and vineyards.
Levanto has just over five thousand inhabitants, letting plenty of well designated space to the thriving tourism. However we mustn’t neglet the existence of the small hamlets, gathered around its municipality; they are a proper lively and vibrant reality: each one has maintained its old identity colours, name but also the structure.
Following the road half way on the coast, that connects the villages, starting from the Convent of Annunziata, the tourists may reach Lizza, Lavaggiorosso, Groppo and Dosso. Passing from the other side, on the central ridge we reach the village of Montale, that was in the past, an old centre of the valley and further down Casella. On the side ridge there are Ridarolo, Legnaro, Chiesanuova, Fontona, Pastine and Vignana.