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A neat apartment in an old building in the older part of town, and a perfect location for hiking trails, beach, bars, restaurants and shops. During our stay we hiked all along the coast from Portovenere to Bonnasola, using the excellent and frequent train service to break the route into reasonable chunks and return to Levanto each night. We also hiked into the interior to visit several forgotten villages. The network of trails is vast.
By the end of our stay, we loved Levanto. Relaxed, unpretentious and not too busy (not in late June at any rate).
And now for a useful tip: Levanto boasts one small church which gives you a time-check every fifteen minutes, 24/7. So at, say, 04.00, the big bell will give four bongs. At 04.15, the big bell will give four bongs and the little bell one ding. At 04.30, the big bell will give four bongs and the little bell two dings. At 04.45, the big bell will give four bongs and the little bell three dings. At 05.00 - well, you can guess the rest. At 07.00, the big bell in the main church resonates with a deeper, richer tone which leaves you feeling relieved that whoever programmed its ringing mechanism had the good sense to let it rest during the hours of darkness. The first night, I thought I must be dreaming. The second, I wore earplugs. But it wouldn't discourage us from returning to Roberto's delightful apartment .