Sestri Levante is a beautiful fishing village near Genoa. Hans Christian Andersen once lived in this fairy tale peninsula at the Ligurian Riviera. Sestri Levante must to walked to discover all its treasures, such as the extraordinary gelatos at Ice Creams Angels. Restaurants and shops offer old-fashioned meals and goods instead of glamor.
The promenade along the waters reflecting the mountains encircling Sestri Levante in an invitation to relax in perfect harmony with nature. Everything in Sestri Levante is laid back. The Saturday market offers trinkets and clothing at a good price. No need to bargain. The stall owners are too busy enjoying an expresso and catching up on gossip. Pressure is an unknown word in Sestri Levante. Perhaps the 10 churches in town help keep a calm attitude.
To capture the idyllic vista of Sestri Levante, guide your Sestri Levante photographer to Marconi Towers, Sestri Levante’s highest peak; the 800-year old Gualino Castle, built on a hilltop; or to Grand Hotel Dei Castelli, a former medieval castle turned into a hotel.