Nestled in the embrace of the Mediterranean Sea, Lerici emerges as an idyllic haven, seamlessly blending nature’s beauty, cultural richness, and a commitment to sustainable progress.
This enchanting Italian Village, with its mild climate and lush hills, offers a welcoming sanctuary for tourists seeking a harmonious blend of relaxation and adventure.
Lerici presents itself as a home away from home for every tourist. The city extends a warm invitation to explore its treasures—captivating landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and the richness of natural sites, culinary traditions, and ancient culture.
Lerici, of medieval origin, stands proudly as the capital of the “Poets Gulf,” a title forged in 1910 by Sem Benelli.
The village is a vibrant hub of cultural events, including the Lerici Music Festival, Lerici Pea Golfo dei Poeti literary prize, “Lerici reads the sea” festival, Lerici LibrAria literature festival, and Lerici Live summer festival.
Lerici’s historical significance is underlined by its inclusion in the Montemarcello Magra-Vara Regional Natural Park, with its breathtaking landscapes between the river Magra and the Cinque Terre National Park. Its enchanting location reflects an impressive Mediterranean maquis.
Lerici Coast is an, an experiential collaboratio whichn, combines sports, culture, gastronomy, and accommodations, inviting passionate individuals to contribute to the village’s diverse offerings.
Lerici's Sustainable Tourism Weaves Together Sea, Community, and Culture
Lerici’s embrace of the “Blue Economy” is more than a strategy; it’s a way of life shaping the village’s tourism development. The interwoven threads of fishing, hospitality, and research form a vibrant tapestry, providing livelihoods for thousands while nurturing the delicate balance of Lerici’s coastal ecosystem.
Collaboration is the cornerstone of Lerici’s sustainable approach. The village engages with stakeholders, creating a harmonious alliance that goes beyond traditional tourism paradigms. This collaboration extends to projects like Smart Bay Santa Teresa, where Lerici pioneers the construction of observational infrastructures to protect the natural habitat of marine life. The protocol, including a quality certification process, ensures that Lerici’s gulf products maintain the highest standards possible.
Empowering Lerici: From Mussel Farming to Inclusive Gastronomy
Lerici’s social fabric thrives on initiatives like Muscolo, providing training for disadvantaged individuals in the mussel farming supply chain. Collaboration with community cooperatives engages citizens in enhancing local agricultural culture. Lerici Health Festival, addressing health-related challenges, and the creation of a gastronomy hub underscore the village’s commitment to an inclusive economy. With a focus on training, gender equality, and opportunities for the youth, Lerici strives to create a community that values both tradition and progress.
Lerici makes the difference!
In the heart of Lerici, a green revolution is underway as the village takes proactive measures towards environmental stewardship and waste management. Lerici boasts an impressive 74.3% rate of separate garbage collection, earning accolades for its dedication to sustainability. The town’s commitment to eco-friendliness is epitomized by the rallying cry of its recycling campaign, “Lerici makes the difference!”—a testament to its tireless efforts in creating a sustainable haven.
With a focus on reducing single-use plastics and minimizing the environmental impact of tourism, Lerici sets the stage for responsible waste management. This commitment aligns with the village’s broader vision of becoming a destination for an eco-conscious travelers that not only captivates with its natural beauty but also stands as a model for environmental triumph.