The city Levanto, in the province of La Spezia, overlooking the Gulf of Poets, is located a few kilometers from the famous Cinque Terre, as to be called “the door of the Cinque Terre .”The proximity to the five villages of ligurian tourism paradise, gives it a similar geography, a coast overhanging the sea with terraces planted with olive trees, lemon trees and vineyards and the characteristic dry stone walls.
The Gulf of La Spezia on which Levanto is clinging, is a wide and deep inlet on the coast of the Ligurian Sea, located at the eastern end of Liguria and takes its name from the city of La Spezia, situated in the bottom of the magnificent bay. This beautiful bay, just to the natural charm of its shores, is also called the Gulf of Poets. The wide bay is one of the largest beaches in the area and today it is a popular destination for both surfers and beach-life lovers.
The uniqueness of Levanto is also proven by the inclusion of part of its territory in the Cinque Terre National Park, established in 1999. Within the National Park there is also a marine protected area, because the Ligurian Sea has a unique feature: an extraordinary richness and variety of plant and animal species. Close to Levanto then you might spot different varieties of whales , dolphins and whales.
Speaking of diving, Levanto is an excellent starting point for diving in the extreme east of Liguria. It allows you to reach in less than an hour by boat, the area of Portofino on one side and all the Cinque Terre and La Spezia, to the other. There is however no need to go so far to find interesting backdrops to explore: the Park of Punta Roca is very close and, although established relatively recently, already shows signs of its full protection with groupers, lobsters and many fish to populate the bottom.
If depths and shallows are interesting attraction, as are the wrecks of war that draw the interest of many fans of this type of diving. Victory or Colossus, Bolzaneto, Marcella, Steam, Equa … for all tastes and for all patents, from 36 to 70 feet deep.