Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Undiscovered Gem: No really...


Over the weekend we took a short hike (short for our aging but still thinks she’s a puppy dog) through the Montemarcello National Park.


This gorgeous, lush area is located directly behind Lerici on a promontory where you have panoramic views of the Apuane Alps and Carrara Marble Mountains to the east, the Versilia Coast, Pisa & Livorno to the south, all of the Gulf of Poets to the west and the hills of La Spezia to the north.


There is a Roman Road that leads from Lerici over to the borgo of Montemarcello, through the medieval village of Ameglia and on to Via Aurelia which leads to Rome.




There are little to no people, the fragrance of jasmine, pine and olive trees mixed together, the glorious combination of sounds between birds chirping and white noise background of boats far below making there way to and from the Bay of La Spezia.


It’s a hiker’s paradise. Right in our backyard.

8 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Megan, such an adorable bless to find....your right, it does look like an "undiscovered gem" stunning, I will have to google it! Thanks for taking us on this wonderful trek.

Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura said...

There are some incredible places in Italy. Even better when you have it all for yourselves. I love Lerici!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

beautiful!

It looks so peaceful. Great photos.

Em and GC said...

Oh i love it! It looks absolutely beautiful. GC and I are trying to figure out when to come back, we miss it so much! Hopefully soon!!

Nocturnal Queen said...

Very nice. I'll get to Italy one of these years.

Pierre said...

It seems like a really special place - you're lucky! Thanks for sharing and also well done on the fine photos. I'm thoroughly enjoying your Blog and look forward to future posts.

Kim B. said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. And somehow I know these are only a few of the many many beautiful photos you took !

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