The most beautiful villages in Italy | Tellaro di Lerici

Tellaro, just over 1,000 inhabitants is an ancient fishing village perched on a rock , that the great Mario Soldati had to call “a nirvana between sea and sky, between the rocks and the green mountain “. It is one of the most beautiful villages of Italy , not only for the association that owns the name.

Tellaro

Tellaro

Mario Soldati was so convinced, who made his refuge, but before him, the great English poet DH Lawrence of Tellaro had this to say “When I go to Tellaro to get the mail, I always expect to meet Jesus talking with his disciples as if he went along the sea under gray bright trees.” Not much has changed since the days of Lawrence in Tellaro , maybe something for the better, if it is true that the country, with the tourist vocation, he rediscovered pride in their origins , and at Christmas , as between candles and fireworks , it Underwater celebrates Christmas and  it is difficult to find a place in the country.

Tellaro Village

Tellaro Village

It is also difficult to get there by car, because to get to Tellaro from Lerici, there is only one road. Easier, or better, relatively easier in the summer, as you can be “dropped “in the country thanks to some trails that go down to the sea.

tellaro di lerici

tellaro di lerici

From the small square in Tellaro, continuing on foot in the direction of the mountains, after a small stretch, the road splits in two ways, one leads to the beaches behind Tellaro , called ” spiaggioni ” , the other  is reached after about ten minutes of trail Barbazzano , once a strong walled village that dominated the hill below and destroyed in 500 by an invasion of pirates Mori Catalans. It is considered as a walk that deserves to be made ​​because it is a blast from the past . Tellaro.net.

Chiesetta di San Giorgio

Chiesetta di San Giorgio

There are about a dozen restaurants and taverns in the village, where you will be served the octopus ” to tellarese ” , boiled with potatoes and seasoned with olive oil, olives , pitted and chopped garlic and parsley , salt, pepper and lemon juice or the ” hell, ” octopus stew with bay leaves, marjoram, pepper , tomato and a splash of white wine , accompanied by the foccacia tellarese , sweeter than the classic focaccia.

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