Levanto is a pretty coastal town, located within the Liguria region of north-western Italy. Often considered to be the gateway to the popular ‘Cinque Terre’ National Park, the town is ideally located for travellers wishing to explore this dramatic section of coastline within the Italian Riviera. Due to the town’s convenient location, it has become a popular draw for visitors. To cater for the steady influx of local and international tourists, visitors will discover that there is a good selection of rental accommodation available here on a self catering basis, to include apartments, quaint old cottages and villas.
Having originally grown from the ancient Roman settlement of Ceula, visitors looking to spend their holidays in Levanto will find that there are numerous historical sites and landmarks reflecting the town’s long history. The majority of these can be found within the town’s well preserved historical centre, where there are numerous brightly painted villas lining its winding cobbled streets and piazzas, or squares. The 13th century mediaeval church which is to be found within the main square, the Piazza della Loggia, is a particularly popular draw. In complete contrast to all the historical attractions to be found within Levanto, the town also boasts a long, sandy beach, which is ideal for bathing, relaxing and enjoying water sports.
As well as offering visitors plenty of attractions and amenities within the town itself, Levanto is conveniently located for visiting the numerous other towns and cities to be found within the region of Italy. The region’s capital, Genoa, with its many museums, galleries and great shopping opportunities is a mere 30 or so miles away to the north west. The Tuscan city of Pisa, with its iconic leaning tower and myriad architecturally and culturally fascinating landmarks and buildings, is just an hour’s drive in the opposite direction.
Visitors intending to spend their holidays in Levanto will be pleased to discover that the town, as with the majority of Liguria, enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm and generally dry, with temperatures often reaching the late 20s to early 30s degrees Celsius. Winters in Levanto are milder, with temperatures averaging around 13 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall is around 18 inches, the majority of which will fall in the winter and autumn months.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Levanto may either fly to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA) or Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA). They will find that more airlines operate more regular flights form regional UK airports to Pisa. These airlines include British Airways, Ryanair and Jet2.com, departing from such airports as London Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STN), Manchester (MAN) and Bristol (BRS).