In the opposite direction from Portovenere and Cinque Terre, you will come to the eastern side of the Gulf.
San Terenzo is the first village on this part of the coast. Looking out over a sandy beach, it is famous for having accomodated Mary and Percy Shelley in the white Villa Magni.
During the winter, in the Carnival season, the beachfront sidewalk is invaded with thousands of colorful confetti, whereas during the summer families stroll along the beachfront with holding home-made ice-creams.
The beachfront sidewalk leads from the Genoese Castle of San Terenzo to the other side of the bay in Lerici: a beautiful promenade.
Lerici is also dominated by a castle, which is the location of a geo-palaeontological museum. Many people travel to Lerici throughout the year, but the village comes alive during the summer months.
Taking the main road out of Lerici towards Tellaro, you will pass by the Eco del Mare beach club and many smaller sandy coves in Fiascherino, excellent for a quiet day at the beach. The road finishes in Tellaro, a town located on the eastern extremity of the coast, opposite Portovenere. The village is made up of little alleyways that wind down towards the sea.
In this small corner of the Gulf, the sunsets are unforgettable.
At the top of the three villages there is Monte Marcello with its Regional Park, from here you can admire the breathtaking landscape of the Golfo dei Poeti.
In the evening, the view is lovely, lit up with thousands of little lights that catch our gaze and imagination.
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