Sestri Levante

The city of the two seas

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Sestri Levante: HISTORY AND NOTABLE PEOPLE

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History

Like other villages of the area it was founded by the Liguri Tigulli tribe, while in the Roman age it was known with the name of Segesta Tigulliorum.
The first settlement lied on the fortified island and only departing from 15th century it developed towards the alluvial plane formed by the Gromolo and Petronio streams.
Former feud of Fieschi Family it passed, after the Middle Ages and until 1797, under the dominion of the Republic of Genoa.

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Notable People

The famous Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen stayed for a long period in Sestri Levante, being fascinated by the beauty of the location.
But the Fairytales Bay name was created at the end of the 50s by Italian presenter Enzo Tortora.

Art
& culture

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SAINT MARY OF NAZARET CHURCH

Already in 1368 attest to the presence of a small ...

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Sports
& leisure

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In Sestri Levante you can practice all sports related to the sea: rowing, sailing ...

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History
& notable people

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Established as other cities in the area, from Tigulli, in Roman times Sestri Levante was already known by the name ...

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Sestri Levante
curiosity

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Cantieri Navali di Riva, who along with Trigoso form a populous village of Sestri Levante, founded in 1897 ...

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HOW TO
REACH

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IN AEREO

Aeroporto Cristoforo Colombo di Genova.
IN AUTO
Autostrada A12...

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Portofino Coast Members in this location

  • Recco
  • Camogli
  • S. Margherita Ligure
  • Portofino
  • Rapallo
  • Zoagli
  • Chiavari
  • Lavagna
  • Sestri
  • Moneglia

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