Article written by Giorgia Procopio, Silvia Nebbia, Aurora Leto, Marianna Sestarelli, Erica Leva, Alice Corsini and Chiara Folco – Students of Ist. Firpo-Buonarroti, III D, Genoa.
Are you in Liguria? Do you want to spend a seaside holiday with your children? Today we bring you to discover Levanto.
Near the Cinque Terre, Levanto is an amazing Ligurian village in the East Riviera, that has beautiful beaches and paths with a breathtaking sea view. As in previous years, Levanto has even this year been awarded the Bandiera Blu (Blue Flag) thanks to its wonderful sea. Bandiera Blu is a certification given to the best beaches for the quality of their water and services.
BEACHES AND SEA
The sandy beaches are the typical feature of this hamlet. Moreover, they are safe for families with children, as the Bandiera Blu certification underlines. You can choose between relaxing under a beach umbrella in a bathing establishment or in one of the free beaches. We reccommend you to go for a boat ride and enjoy even more Levanto: during summer there is a large amount of links to the near Cinque Terre and to Portovenere.
But that is not all! Levanto’s beaches are famous for another activity: surf. Here, in fact, there are the perfect conditions that create the necessary waves to practice this fantastic sport. If your children are charmed by surf, no problem! You will find schools that will welcome and teach them and we assure you that they will have a lot of fun!
CELEBRATE FERRAGOSTO WITH THE CARNEVALATA
The night of Ferragosto, on the 15th of August, there is a typical party in Levanto, named Carnevalata by the locals. Everyone can take part in this event that takes place through the hamlet’s streets. During the evening there is a parade of different kinds of craft floats, handmade by the locals. People parade too, together with floats, wearing handmade costumes. If you like, you and your children can dress up and join this amazing party. We are sure you will have a good time!
Joy, colours and games: the Carnival during the day of Ferragosto is such a funny event that also people from villages nearby, such as Bonassola, Framura and Cinque Terre, come here and participate.
A bicycle trip with the whole family
In the old rail tunnel from Levanto to Framura, a bike path has been created; it links Levanto, Bonassola and Framura with a suggestive, breathtaking route. You can ride it in the way and time you prefer: if you want to relax during your trip, you can comfortably sit down on a bench and take a look at the beautiful panorama.
Night life in Levanto
Do you have teenager children? During summer, bathing establishments organize parties on the beach with all kinds of music! If, instead, parties are not for you, in the village you can find pubs open all night long.
Levanto is full of entertainment for every kind of family; if you want to spend a quiet holiday, but to have fun at the same time, this hamlet is your ideal destination! So what are you waiting for? Come in Liguria and discover Levanto!