Sestri Levante is a beautiful little town at the Ligurian Riviera approximately halfway between Genova and La Spezia.
While Portofino and the Cinque Terre are probably the most well known tourist destinations on the Italian Riviera, Sestri Levante is becoming more and more popular.
This once quiet fishing village is slowly turning into a tourist hotspot. The original part of Sestri Levante is actually on a peninsula, with the beautiful Baia del Silenzio, the bay of silence, on one side and Baia delle Favole, bay of the fables, on the other.
These two bays were named in honor of the Danish author HC Andersen, who lived in Sestri for a short time.