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Tellaro: how an octopus saved one of the most beautiful hamlets of Italy

East end of the Gulf of Poets, Tellaro is on the list of most beautiful villages in Italy drawn up by the Italian Touring Club. The legend says that it was a bell-ringer octopus to save the village from a pirate invasion One with its cliffs, the end of the east of the town of Lerici, Tellaro is one of the most beautiful and scenic of the entire Gulf of Poets. The poet Mario Soldati lived here, but the real star of the village is an octopus, which is the…

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Er Mostro de Pitei è davvero esistito? Ecco tutte le verità e le leggende

“E chi t’ei?” “’r Mostro de Pitei!”. Ecco tutto quello che si riesce a sapere del più famoso personaggio spezzino insieme a Strina. Verità o leggenda?   Alla Spezia e provincia ci sono almeno due personaggi che tutti conoscono: Strina e “’r Mostro de Pitei”. Entrambi sono a cavallo tra realtà e leggenda e nessuno riesce a dirimere il gomitolo di quale sia la versione reale della loro storia. Quello che si riferisce riguardo la vita di Strina – anche se con qualche difficoltà – lo abbiamo già raccontato, tirare…

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Did the Pitei monster ever exist? Truth and legend revealed

“Who are you?” “’The Pitei Monster!”. In this local rhyming doggerel is all we know about the popular  legendary character of the Pitelli Monster. Truth or legend? In La Spezia and surroundings there are at least two characters that everyone knows: Strina and “The Monster from Pitelli”. Both are in between reality and legend, and no one can settle the ball of what is the real version of their story. About what is known about Strina’s life – even if with some difficulties – we have already written, pulling the strings of what is said…

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Do in La Spezia Cinque Terre & more: four good reasons to visit La Spezia area

What to visit La Spezia and surroundings? While once the Cinque Terre were enough, now with the biological district, historic Sarzana and the new course of La Spezia if you go away too quickly, you risk making a big mistake. Cinque Terre are a delight to visit them – at least once in a lifetime – and basically a must see. The risk, though, is that they end up being the only tourist attraction of the territory of La Spezia, which has rather a lot to offer. Who wants to…

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Lerici Visit Card 2016: secret Lerici and more

The city of Lerici offers a free virtual card to tourists staying in Lerici’s hotel facilities that gives the opportunity to discover the hidden beauties of Lerici and surroundings. From 27 June to 9 September, tourists who choose the town of Lerici and one of its accommodations for a vacation period will have more opportunities to visit the area through the Visit Lerici Card 2016 . The free Virtual card  will give visitors the opportunity to take part to five weekly guided tours, discover curiosities and lesser known parts of…

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La farfalla dorata dei Monti San Lorenzo: mistero preistorico per Lerici

In località Monti San Lorenzo, ogni anno un sito megalitico regala la magia della farfalla di luce al tramontare del sole. Una storia che arriva dalla preistoria.   Importanti tracce di antiche e misteriose civiltà sono presenti nello spezzino e una delle loro più straordinarie e singolari testimonianze sono i menhir situati in località Monti San Lorenzo, precisamente sul monte Caprione, sulle alture tra Lerici e Romito Magra. Ogni anno, in corrispondenza con il solstizio d’estate (e nel periodo immeditamente successivo, al tramonto il sole si infila tra i menhir…

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The golden butterfly of Monti San Lorenzo: Prehistoric mystery in Lerici

In Monti San Lorenzo prehistoric site, every year a megalithic stones group offers the magic of a light throttle at sunsetting. A story that comes from prehistoric times. Important traces of ancient and mysterious civilizations are present in La Spezia and one of their most extraordinary and unique testimonies are the menhirs located in the Monti San Lorenzo location, precisely on the mountain Caprione , one of the heights between Lerici and Romito Magra. Every year, in correspondence with the summer solstice (and in the following days) the sunlight slips…

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The cove of Lerici and the Fossola church: two secrets places in La Spezia even for locals

The Cove of Lerici and the Church of the Guardian Angels in Fossola: dream places, often unknown even to locals. The Gulf of Poets and the La Spezia area have many wonderful corners. Some are well known and popular, others are almost ignored by the beachgoers, as many do not know how they exist and others do not know how to reach them. Among these are the Cove of Lerici and the Church of the Guardian Angels in Fossola , embellishing the opposite shores of the gulf of La Spezia…

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The poets’ places

The La Spezia bay is known as the “Gulf of Poets. But what is the reason of this name? Which poets have spent their lives here and praised the beauty of the area? If you want to follow a romantic itinerary to your journey in La Spezia, and visit the poets’ places, this is a short guide to the stops you shouldn’t miss. Probably, the two edges of the gulf are the hot spots of this theme journey, as they were two popular destinations for British romantic writers. Probably the…

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