Le Rosse, Carabbean allure in the small beach of Albana
Difficult to reach on foot (and swimming), so popular among those who cruise around the Gulf by boat: le Rosse beach enchants swimmers and sailors.
If you look at the coast of La Spezia from the panoramic terrace of San Pietro in Porto Venere or during a boat trip to the Cinque Terre, Le Rosse di Albana beach – with its characteristic red color (rosse in Italian)- can only steal your attention. Difficult to reach on foot and a real treasure for those who own the boat, Le Rosse are considered by many – thanks to the clarity of their waters and the special reflections designed by overhanging rocks – the best place to experience the sea in the Cinque Terre area ( especially far from the weekends and high season periods).
Reflections on fire due to the presence of fossils
It is in the locality Albana – one of the localities that make up Tramonti – that the rock faces that overhangs the sea take on a red color.
Wonder at the sight, the extraordinary spectacle is made possible by the concentration of fossil ammonite inside the rocks. A game of color that stands out even more if appreciated throughout the entire coast, white in its majority and dark – almost black – at the height of Muzzerone (Le Nere, for the note).
Superb, under the cliffs that slope into the sea, the small beach of Albana is accessible only by swimmers (from the cliff you have access with a difficult path, absolutely not to face lightly).
Beautiful to behold, the reef is a precious nest for increasingly rare birds
The cliffs that from Porto Venere run to the Cinque Terre, passing from Le Nere to Le Rosse in the coast of Tramonti, are not only a sight for the eyes, but also an important shelter for birds that become increasingly rare to cross in our country.
The rugged nature of the cliff has made it possible to keep the rocks as a virtually untouched habitat and ideal refuge for the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), the Imperial Raven (Corvus corax), the Pale Swallow (Apus pallidus), the Solitary Sparrow (Monticola solitarius) and several others.
Difficult to walk, majestic from the sea: Le Rosse is a sight to behold
Le Rosse, with the beach of Albana, can be reached on foot with a really challenging walk along a path that, very often, is covered by vegetation so as to be almost impracticable (path of difficulty EE, walkable in 50 minutes with a vertical drop 380 meters high).
Starting from Campiglia (near the Cantoniera), the path that once was marked 11A and which today is scarcely signposted, descends along a thick ilex grove. Leaving the woods (which is not easy, because the official path is not maintained) you arrive near the Castelletto Bertonati, from which – with a small path on the right – you reach the stairway of the Persico Here you take the street der Predào (528c) , which leads up to the Madonnetta. Here, therefore, through a steep slope you reach the cliff overlooking the red rocks and – a little further on – the Scoglio Galera.
Much more comfortable is to reach Le Rosse by boat, as do many locals and tourists. In high season and on weekends, in fact, there are many boats that anchor the anchor near the beach of Albana (only accessible by swimming) to enjoy the clear waters and the extraordinary reflections of red stones on the waves.