Sestri Levante is a perfect place for a daytrip no matter, where you stay on the ligurian coast.
Baia del Silenzio / Silence bay and Baia delle Favole / Bay of farietales are the most famous bays there with a nice beach and lots of hotels around the bay.
At night the whole bay is beautifully lighted and looks really romantic.
Baia delle Favole ( Bay of fairy-tales ) has a seperate and mostly quite wide boulevard with big palmtrees,benches and playgrounds for the kids, and lots of hotels facing the beach.
And when you are lucky, you may park your car directely there.
Baia del Favole was called that way by Hans Christian Andersen, the great danish author, who came to Sestri Levante for a vacation.
You may click here in order to see, where to find Sestri Levante on a map :
www.multimap.com - Sestri Levante
For more infos and pics - please click on my link below !
Since there are few places to stay in the Cinque Terre, we decided to stay in the grand old resort town of Levanto (Levante to use as our doorway to the five small villages. It was a wise decision.
Levanto has about a 5,000 population and boasts of "castles, historic churches, more than 15 good restaurants, weekly open-air market, abundant shops and warm, friendly people".
ALL OF THIS IS TRUE. It's an easy town to explore, and we were able to take a boat or a train to visit Cinque Terre.