Podere Conti is 30km from the coast, between Liguria and the coastal villages of Cinque Terra to the north and the sandy beaches of Versilia to the south.
Distance from Podere Conti: 45 min direction La Spezia
Cinque Terre is made up of the 5 fishing villages, Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore and the 18km of coastal walks along the old mule-tracks between them, the most famous of which is the Via dell’Amore (Walk of Love).
Distance from Podere Conti: 40 min direction La Spezia
Just south of Cinque Terre and jointly designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Porto Venere is believed to date back to the middle of the 1st century BC and named after a temple to the goddess Venus which was sited on the promontory where the church of Peter the Apostle now stands.
Catch a ferry to the Cinque Terre, swim at Byron’s Bay or visit one of the islands Palmaria, Tino or Tinetto.
Distance from Podere Conti: 30 min direction Sarzana
Part of the Italian Riviera situated on the Gulf of La Spezia otherwise known as Gulf of the Poets as was the home of Mary & Percy Shelley (who drowned there) who hosted Lord Byron (famous for his long swim across the Gulf). Lerici has a long public beach and attractive promenade.
TELLARO / FIASCHERINO
Distance from Podere Conti: 40 min direction Sarzana
Named as one of the top 100 most beautiful hamlets in Italy, Tellaro is just south of Lerici and together with its neighbouring village
Fiascherino are just as beautiful, albeit less touristy, than the Cinque Terre.
Distance from Podere Conti: 45 min direction Pisa
In addition to being known as a seaside tourist town, Viareggio is famous for its Carnival
every Saturday in February and the first Saturday of March and the Pucini Festival during July and August.