Sestri Levante

Located roughly halfway between Genoa and Cinque Terre, the pretty seaside town of Sestri Levante has enchanted countless generations of visitors. Hans Christian Andersen fell for the setting while renting a room here in 1833. Baia delle Favole (Bay of Fables), the long palm-fringed shoreline, was later named in his honor. Beachfront aside, Sestri Levante also has a small historic quarter, sprinkled with Liberty-style buildings, easy-going shops, cafes and al fresco restaurants.


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