1 bedroom €200,000 Convert Liguria, La Spezia, Lerici
  • Wide view of the Gulf of the Poets
  • La Serra above Lerici
  • Balcony accessed by two double doors
  • Open living room and kitchen
  • Top (second) floor
  • Walk to beaches
  • In the heart of Liguria
  • Rare opportunity

Full Description

Beautiful apartment (45 sqm) in a special part of the Ligurian coast line, full of colourful tall narrow houses huddled together on narrow cobbled lanes. The particular feature of the apartment is the sunny balcony running the full width of the house, with the most breathtaking sea view.

The apartment is on the third floor of a beautiful, typically Ligurian, building. The living room has two double doors which open onto the balcony. The kitchen is modern and well equipped and it, too, has doors to the balcony. There is a good double bedroom and a modern bathroom.

Situated among the cobbled lanes and narrow streets of old Lerici this apartment could not be better located for summertime at the sea. The view stretches over the whole of the Gulf of the Poets, with the islands of Palmaria and Tino in full view.

The Gulf of the Poets is an enclave with a group of three islands at its tip, fishing villages with exceptional fish restaurants, as well as opportunities for sailing, canoeing, snorkelling or just relaxing on one of the beaches hidden in craggy bays around Fiascherino or Tellaro. The easiest way to get around the gulf is by boat which runs between Lerici, La Spezia and Portovenere or on to The Cinque Terre. The name Gulf of the Poets is from the literary connection as some of the world’s most famous poets including Shelley, Byron and D H Lawrence lived here at some time.

The Cinque Terre are five picturesque villages strung along the narrow coastline north of the Gulf of the Poets and La Spezia with pretty coves, beaches and are accessed on foot, boat or with the local train that shuttles between the villages. Anyone visiting the Cinque Terre should take a walk along the cliff paths which link one village to the next, stop in one of the bars or restaurants and try the anchovies marinated in olive oil and garlic, served with bread and delicate white wine made from the grapes that grow up the steep terraces above the villages. The Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Distances: Pisa (airport) 65 kms, Lucca 65 kms, Florence 130 kms.