Ports of embarkation: Lavagna, La Spezia
The Eastern coast of Liguria – from Genoa to the Gulf of La Spezia and the Magra – boasts one of the most unspoiled coasts of the Ligurian Sea: its structure is arduous and hardly accessible from land and it allowed to escape the building speculation. In the numerous bays and shelters you will be able to spend with Maine some peaceful hours at anchor, swimming or enjoying local wines and food: focaccia, farinata, olives, pesto, and so on.
The Gulf of Tigullio
The Gulf of Tigullio is best known for the historic fishing village of Portofino. The village stayed identical along centuries and now it has the reputation of being a destination reserved to the international jet-set, but in fact for those arriving from the sea it is quite accessible, and a visit is still one of the most exciting in the area. Near Portofino there are many other places that deserve a visit: Camogli, the Abbey of San Fruttuoso, Santa Margherita, Rapallo, Chiavari, Lavagna and Sestri Levante.
The Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre is one of the best known Italian treasures in the world: you can go ashore there with the tender and take beautiful walks among the villages. However it is not possible to spend the night here because there are no ports nor shelters adequate to shelter from coastal storms.
Portovenere and the Gulf of La Spezia
Portovenere and the Gulf of La Spezia, also known as the Gulf of Poets, are the last bastion of the ancient maritime republic: areas rich in history and very different in the landscape. Portovenere offers the most spectacular sunsets in Liguria in a medieval atmosphere, the Palmaria island offers beautiful walks in the bush exploring military forts and underground tunnels. The baia delle Grazie, a simple fishing village, offers an excellent refuge for those who want to spend the night at anchor in a safe and secure place, and under the castle of Lerici you can enjoy wonderful aperitivoes and seafood dishes.