Ligurian “carrugi” painted by valued local artists.
Lerici – Garibaldi square.
Lerici – Garibaldi square.
The oratory of Tellaro village.
Landscape view from a historical street in Lerici: Canata ascent.
“Eco del Mare” beach.
Window over the sea.
Sea is celebrating on the occasion of the patron of Lerici, St. Erasmus
The “Pearl of poets” in the treasure casket of Lerici
Lerici is a treasure casket all to be discovered.
History, tradition, environmental well-being and typical cuisine are intrinsic qualities which make this a unique place still to be discovered for its ancient and modern features.
Although the greatest splendour of Lerici is set in the 13th century when it was a fortress contested between the maritime republics of Genoa and Pisa as an advanced defense escort, Lerici was already well- known since the previous century as a maritime port, an important junction point towards Rome, Jerusalem and Santiago de Compostela for pilgimages and exchange of goods between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean maritime trades.
Thanks to historical deeds and the works of the great classics we know that Lerici is mentioned by Dante (in the Purgatory) and by Boccaccio who sets the dwelling of the goddess Athena in fortissimus Eryx where she sought the fruit of the olive groves.
Throughout the centuries Lerici is elected as the ideal place to host cultural and peace conferences, gatherings of politicians, economists and financial exponents, meetings of scholars, in ancient times even for salt trade agreements or dealing in cloth and textiles.
In addition to the Castle of San Giorgio, other ancient sites make the town planning antiquity of Lerici touristically interesting.
These are the elements which make Lerici- ancient sea village and now wonderful town- shining: the natural beauties, the bushes of natural green and the olive groves, the blue sea, the mild climate, the sky, the stillness and a cuisine that marries Ligurian specialties with those of a strip in the high western Carrara Tuscany and the neighbouring territories of Parma and Reggio Emilia, “crater” of ham, salami and sausages according to the secular Norcino style, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, lambrusco wine, cappelletti and pumpkin tortelli.
Products which “ make the world crazy”, indispensable joys for the discoverers of this vigorous land between the “Gulf of Poets” and the Ligurian and Tuscan- Emilian inland.
For centuries poets and writers have come to love Lerici: not only P. B. Shelley and G. G. Byron who sought romantic inspirations and well-being at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
Lerici has become the favourite place of several leading personalities of the cultural planet, like the dramatist Sem Benelli who christened Lerici “Gulf of poets”, the writer G. Sand and in the twentieth century F. von Richthifen with D.H. Lawrence, A. Vivanti with G. Carducci.
And later also G. D’Annunzio, E. d’Orczy, M. Soldati and A. Bertolucci came to Lerici.
Not surprisingly the unique house we present in Lerici was christened “Pearl of poets” as a tribute to the “big” poets, writers, scholars, men of letters, culture and art who loved this corner of heaven in the Mediterranen sea, the cradle of our civilisation.