Levanto is a larger and more exciting town than the Cinque Terre villages and is a better base for travelers. You can easily drive in and out of Levanto and you are connected to the Cinque Terre villages by train. You can also get to many other Ligurian towns by train.
In Levanto there are more than fifteen high quality restaurants and many shops. Our piazza has a weekly open air market attended by people from far and near. The population of Levanto is about 5,000. As there are only a few hundred rooms available to tourists, Levanto never loses its charm and intimacy, never to crowded no matter when you choose to visit. Any time is a good time to visit Levanto.
Levanto offers a medieval castle, public gardens, and incredible architecture. Historic churches ring their bells to signal the time of day.
There are many outdoor activities available: tennis, scuba diving, surfing, bike rentals,ebikes, paddle boats. Levanto has sandy beaches and a swimming pool (that overlooks the Mediterranean for sun worshipers). You can go walking or hiking into our magnificent mountains right from the town or along the new coastal promenade between levanto, Bonassola and Framura.
With all that to offer, Levanto still moves slowly and few people are ever in a rush here. It is a charming and fun location for your vacation.
Levanto is just north of the Cinque Terre, in Liguria, the Mediterranean coast of Italy (the Italian Riviera).
Levanto literally means “the land situated east of Genova (Genoa)”. The Levanto Riviera is the part of Liguria east of Genova. Levanto is also the name of a town on the Levanto Riviera.