The path goes across the protected area of Montemarcello-Magra-Vara, the easternmost of Liguria, rising halfway up the hills that stand on the Gulf of Poets.
It begins by visiting the historic center of Lerici, a seaside village that closes the Gulf of La Spezia to the east, crossing the original nucleus around the Castle, to the junction for Maralunga; continue here to Tellaro for a few tens of meters, grafting on path no. 433 with Serra direction. From here you can admire the spectacular and uncontaminated stretch of coastline that divides Lerici from Tellaro.
Once you reach the Serra, the path enters the historic center of the small hamlet, then continues gently halfway through the olive groves where you encounter numerous deviations to go down to visit the village of Tellaro. From here you have the most beautiful view of the whole Gulf of Poets, with the promontory of Portovenere and the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto set between sky and sea.
Going eastward you will pass the abandoned villages of Portesone and Barbazzano until you arrive at Zanego, where you will find path no. 424 directed to Ameglia, ancient settlement of the Ligurian people dating back to IV century BC, which is witnessed by the necropolis emerging with archaeological excavations in the seventies.
In this section the path no. 433 continues on the old cobbled mule track and crossing olive groves and pine forests arrives at Montemarcello, which since 2006 is part of the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Here the look falls down to the coast, on the colorful cliffs that are the natural habitat of the pilgrim falcon.
Going further, you arrive on Mount Caprione, which separates the Gulf of Poets from the estuary of the Magra; in this section, the Liguria trail follows the path of the High Street of the Gulf and meets the beautiful path no. 436 for the beach of Punta Corvo.
After crossing a huge pine forest, the wide mule track, reaches Bocca di Magra as the destination of our excursion, crossing the side of the Monastery of Santa Croce del Corvo, whose chapel dates back to the year 1000, and the Romanesque archaeological site.
6 November 2020
L’Antro del Corchia: the jewel of the Apuan Alps
23 October 2020
The Monterosso’s lemons’ festival
11 October 2020
The origins of the Via dell’Amore
21 April 2020
Lerici and San Terenzo: the bay of the english
27 March 2020
Vernazza: on the waterfront
7 December 2019
Corniglia: a terrace on the sea
8 September 2019
The path 436: from Montemarcello to Punta Corvo beach
22 April 2019
The anchovies of Monterosso
3 December 2018
The Via Francigena: walking in the history
18 September 2018
The path n. 508: from Vernazza to Reggio
2 May 2018
Portovenere: splendid pearl on the sea!
11 January 2018
Montereggio: a village of booksellers and publishers
15 November 2017
From Lerici to Bocca di Magra with the Liguria Trail (SL)
13 August 2017
The island of Palmaria
14 March 2017
Sciacchetrail 2017 – Third Edition
24 January 2017
Tellaro: the pearl of the Gulf of Poets
20 November 2016
From Vernazza to Riomaggiore via sanctuaries
26 September 2016
SCIACCHETRA’ 2016 : the tradition goes on…
7 May 2016
The Alta Via del Golfo – From Portovenere to the Foce
9 December 2015
The Paths of Palmaria