Sestri Levante is an old town that is in close contact with the sea like so many other towns in Liguria.
Sestri Levante is surrounded by an enchanting landscape characterized by cliffs and sea. As an ancient maritime hub, the town has become a major holiday destination in both the new and the old parts of town. Sestri Levante sits on a picturesque peninsula with a bay on either side, La Baia del Silenzio (Pacific Bay) and La Baia delle Favole (Adventure Bay). The latter is named after Hans Christian Andersen, who stayed in Sestri Levante during his time in Italy. The town also has an adventure festival which is an annual recurring event.
The town has much to offer its visitors such as Gualino castle, Rizzi gallery and a large quantity of fine old churches. In addition, there is a train station in the town centre, a vibrant shopping area with a wide selection of shops, a marina and the aforementioned beautiful beach areas with palm tree lined promenades.
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