Departure from Milano Malpensa Airport or Milano Centrale train Station for Corlecchio. You are welcome by Giuseppe and Gianna Rodolfi in a house of the early 1900s,. You can admire the Patrician villas of Parma, and a modern garden but at the same time with ancient essences. The bus arrives at the gate of the house.
Transfer to Sarzana.
Time for independent lunch. It is a charming pastry shop located next to the cathedral, from where the tour starts to visit the old village. If someone does not want to walk, they can wait at the cathedral until the end of the tour. Your Tour Guide will be Professor Sergio Del Santo. Sarzana is the second most populated town of the province of La Spezia. The residential area is located just a few kilometers from the coast of the ligure sea, and the border of Tuscany Region. Its geographical position has made Sarzana a point of contact for different customs, traditions and stories. There are still visible traces of the Roman castrum (fortress), with the arrangement dictated by the Cardo and Decumanos typical of the village, especially in the perpendicularity of its streets.
Such regularity has gradually been lost over time with the expansion of the village. The city still retains the image of the original medieval village in spite of the later works of fortification of the walls, towers and the Cittadella, which heavily modified the urban layout of the original village, giving it the appearance of a walled city, dominated by the massive fortress of Firmafede.
Departure for Bocca di Magra, at the mouth of the river( Bocca di Magra) where you will visit the garden Gli Olivi, on the hillsides of Mount Marcello, with breathtaking views over Apuan Alps. The owner Mrs. Idina Biso, will show you the garden full of Mediterranean trees, grapevines and olive trees.
Departure for Lerici and check-in to Hotel Shelley e delle Palme, located on the city’s seafront.
Dinner in hotel.