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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

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Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to discover the hidden gems of Montemarcello: – Montemarcello is a small village in the province of La Spezia, in the Liguria region of Italy. It is located on a hilltop overlooking the Gulf of La Spezia and the Magra river valley, and it is surrounded by olive groves, pine forests, and Mediterranean vegetation. Montemarcello is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and it has a rich history and culture that dates to the Roman times. The name of the village comes from the Roman consul Marcus Claudius Marcellus, who defeated the local Ligurian tribe here in 155 BC. The village still preserves some traces of its Roman origins, such as the layout of its narrow streets, which are arranged in a grid pattern like a Roman castrum. The village also has a medieval fortification system, consisting of a castle, a tower, and a wall, which were built in the 15th century to protect the village from pirate attacks. Montemarcello is a charming place to visit, where you can enjoy the scenic views, the peaceful atmosphere, and the local cuisine. Admire the Gothic church of San Pietro which contains some valuable artworks, such as a marble altarpiece and a wooden triptych. Explore the natural park of Montemarcello-Magra, which covers an area of about 4,000 hectares and offers many hiking trails, wildlife, and flora. You can also visit the nearby island of Palmaria, which is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site along with Porto Venere and the Cinque Terre. Montemarcello is a hidden gem on the Italian Riviera, where you can experience the authentic beauty and charm of a Ligurian village. It is a perfect destination for those who love nature, history, and culture, and who want to escape the crowds and the noise of the more popular tourist spots. Montemarcello is a place where you can relax, enjoy, and discover the wonders of this enchanting corner of Italy.

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Photo Gallery of Walk  in Montemarcello

The walk starts in Via Cristoforo Colombo – Via delle Mura – Via Corvo – Via Nuva – Via Corvo – Piazza XIII Dicembre – Via Lavaccino – Chiesa di San Pietro, Via Lavaccino – Via della Chiesa – Via delle Mura

Please note, some of the street names were taken from the Michelin Street map for Montemarcello
https://www.viamichelin.com/web/Maps/Map-Montemarcello-_-La_Spezia-Italy