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This particular village is a point of reference for people traveling to the Cinque Terre via Genova. From an economic point of view, Levanto is perfect for anyone who wants to economize while visiting the Cinque Terre. The village is along the rail line from Monterosso (that can be reached in 4 minutes) and staying in Levanto is much cheaper than in the villages of the Cinque Terre.

The view from the trail to Monterosso al Mare, Levanto, Italy

Places of interest in Levanto

It is difficult to answer the questions: “Where should I go in Levanto, what is there to see?” There are not many places of interest here, but on the other hand there are many centuries-old buildings that deserve a visit. We suggest you visit the fortress, the palaces, the religious buildings (for example the monastery of the order of the Poor Clares and the ancient church of Santa Maria della Costa). We also recommend a stroll along via Roma in Levanto which leads from the station to the waterfront. And you can go to the beach or to the neighboring village along the walking trails: it is mainly for this reason that tourists come to Levanto!

Beach, Levanto, Italy

The beach in the small town of Levanto is a bit like the beach of Monterosso. It’s large and well-kept, but it’s a pebble beach, with free or paid areas and other infrastructure. The coastline and the fishermen’s boats is a feast for the eyes.

Map of the places to visit and the Levanto trails

Pedestrian routes near Levanto

Levanto – Monterosso al Mare

The trail from Monterosso to Levanto, Trails, Cinque Terre, Italy
The trail from Monterosso to Levanto
3 h.
6.8 km (4.2 mi.)
355 m (1165 ft)
312 m (1024 ft)
1000-1110 kcal*

The current condition of the route: Open.

This variegated pedestrian trail takes visitors to the ruins of the church of Levanto, a building which is home to the hermits of Saint Antonio. It is located on Punta Mesco and can be reached with a two-hour walk from Levanto. The panorama from the point is captivating.

Levanto – Bonassola – Framura

Bicycle and pedestrian tunnel Levanto - Bonassola - Framura, Italy
Bicycle and pedestrian tunnel Levanto - Bonassola - Framura
2 h.
5.7 km (3.5 mi.)
57 m (188 ft)
54 m (178 ft)
600-680 kcal*
Very easy*

The current condition of the route: Open.

This route passes through the restored old railway tunnel that currently acts as a cycle track. In many places the route leads to open areas from where you can descend to the beach. Places where you can rent bikes in Levanto are marked on the map (1 day: from 10 euro, 40% reduction if you rent for a half day). The rental points are closed for lunch from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm.

* Kcal - more information on the consumption of calories and the complexity of the various trails can be found in the section “Walking trails”.

Recommended hotels in Levanto

The cost-conscious tourist will like Levanto: hotels in this village are more economical and there are many car parks. Another advantage of staying in Levanto is that you can get to Monterosso by train in 4 minutes.

Park Hotel Argento, Italy
Top 5

Park Hotel Argento

Price: medium.
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Al Terra Di Mare, Italy
Top 5

Al Terra Di Mare

Price: medium.
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Abetaia, Italy
Top 5


Price: affordable.
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Parking in Levanto

People who love traveling by car will be happy to know that in Levanto there is plenty of parking and it is not expensive: about 2 euro/h, to a maximum of 15 euros for 24 h. The first parking area that you meet on the road is marked on the map: it is located close to the station. If there is no place available, you can go toward the center of Levanto and continue searching.

More photos of Levanto

The town, Levanto, Italy
The town
Seafront, Levanto, Italy
Seafront, Levanto, Italy
Bicycle and pedestrian tunnel Levanto - Bonassola - Framura, Italy
Bicycle and pedestrian tunnel Levanto - Bonassola - Framura
The tourist office at the station, Levanto, Italy
The tourist office at the station

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