Lerici - Italy
Lerici is in Liguria (northern Italy), part of the Italian Riviera. It is the largest village on the Gulf of Poets (Gulf of La Spezia) and sits across the bay from Portovenere. The town is connected by ferry to the Cinque Terre and Portovenere. One of the main sights of Lerici is its notorious castle controlling the entrance of the Gulf of La Spezia. Today the castle contains a museum of palaeontology. From Lerici you can walk to San Terenzo and there are hiking trails to small fishing villages to the southeast like Fiascherino, Tellaro, and Montemarcello. The origins of the town date back to the Etruscan period. In the Middle Ages the town came under Genovese control. After it had been sold to Lucca, it became involved in a series of conflicts between Genua and Pisa, as it was on their common border. In 1479, the town came under Genovese sway for good. The following 3 cruises call at Lerici. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.