Liguria by motorbike. Mountains overlooking the sea, fishing villages, great food and above all many curves!
For this reason, after the beautiful itinerary through the Cinque Terre, we continued towards the north-west, our tour of Liguria, towards the Bay of Silence.
After the wonderful villages and past the Cinque Terre, from Monterosso we stretch to Levanto, a small seaside town, strategic for visiting the surrounding villages.
Levanto is the small seaside village close to Monterosso, in the Cinque Terre. The medieval center di Levanto it is well preserved, with many period buildings and a permanent ethnographic exhibition. Among the most evocative corners of Levanto we recommend the Via dei Forni, home to the ancient shops and noble villas, the Monastery of the Poor Clares of the early seventeenth century. and the path between alleys which lead from the sea to the XNUMXth century castle that overlooks the town. From here you can then go down to the Church of San Andrea skirting the medieval walls and returning to the sea by crossing the Darsena, the ancient canal port of the village.
This is what awaits you after leaving Levanto. Take the provincial road in the direction of Ferriere and Carrodano, and here you can get the funfair ticket! Nothing to pay, you just have to turn your front wheel to take the legendary SS1 Aurelia towards Genoa.
Curves, lots of curves on which to really have fun await you almost until you reach your destination. But don't rush, the views are beautiful, the sea seen from above and the scents of nature will accompany you for every kilometer. In addition, along the way you will find an artist bronze fountain dedicated to the two illustrious Italian cyclists of the past, Gino Bartali (defined in the epigraph as "The Right Man") and Fausto Coppi. The water comes from a natural spring that flows into the woods above the Aurelia state road, along the slopes of the Passo del Bracco. Originally it was carried downstream with a simple tube and was mainly used to quench the thirst of cyclists participating in the Gran Fondo delle Cinque Terre.
Probably, once you reach your destination, you will want to do it one more time, even two, and I understand you. But you will not regret visiting Sestri Levante, also called City of the two seasA village rich in history and culture, a magical place with a fabulous nature, which has always been a source of inspiration for poets and writers. The largest bay, called Bay of Fables, it owes its name to Enzo Tortora, who so baptized it towards the end of the fifties. The second, smaller bay is the famous one Bay of Silence, so called for the first time in 1919 by Giovanni Descalzo, the Ligurian poet who lived in Sestri.