With its mild weather and beautiful, lush hills, Lerici is the perfect destination if you are looking for a mix of nature, relaxation and amusement by the Mediterranean sea. For every tourist, Lerici feels like home. We offer you many ways to discover our area: admire the picturesque landscapes, dip into crystal-clear waters, or take a stroll to discover the beauty of our natural sites, the quality of our culinary tradition and the sum of our ancient culture.
The sheer beauty of the “Pearl of the Gulf of Poets” inspired generations of artists and is an integral touchstone of both Italian and European culture. Dante Alighieri mentions Lerici in his “Purgatorio”, some of the greats of English literature including Lord Byron, D.H. Lawrence and Mary and Percy Shelley, not only lived here, but they also wrote about it.
The Castle is the symbol of the town itself – it rises on a rocky promontory and overlooks the whole bay. Its massive structure creates a beautiful contrast with the traditional, variegated houses all around. It is considered not only an outstanding example of military architecture, but also one of the most impressive fortification in all of Liguria.
Lerici can be described with two words – sea and nature. Enjoy our delightful beaches awarded with the Blue Flag by the FEE Italy, and take a stroll around the Montemarcello Natural Park – a wide, protected area soaked in the “macchia mediterranea”. Discover our natural and cultural environment and enjoy all the outdoor activities we offer you – from sailing to swimming to hiking, it is the best way to reconnect yourself with nature. In Lerici you can rediscover the timeless pleasure of playing aquatic sports – a unique way to live the sea – and of relishing the warm, summer nights as well as the sunny, winter afternoons.