Sestri Levante and charm have been able to enchant every visitor and inspire poets and writers of all time.
Surrounded by two enchanted bays , to the west there is the so called Baia Delle Favole author of fairy tales , Hans Christian Andersen , who lived in Sestri Levante in 1833 and it is dedicated to the eponymous Literature Prize every year with the most important exhibition dedicated to children, invades the streets last weekend of May.
In the opposite side , the Bay of Silence , with the beach framed by pastel colored fishermen’s houses , is one of the most picturesque corners of Sestri . Between the two creeks Durazzo Pallavicini the seventeenth-century palace , the town hall , the neo-classical portico of the Basilica of St. Mary of Nazareth , which was built in the sixteenth century and towards the headland the oratory of St. Catherine (1578) and the church of St. Nicholas island ( 1151 ) .
Extends eastward to the sea the promontory of Punta Manara with its many paths immersed in an almost untouched nature and stunning views over the Gulf of Tigullio.
In this part of Sestri Levante do not miss the splash of color given by a wonderful selection of fashionable nightclubs , fine shops, restaurants , fishing on the beach discussing the sea and a packed calendar of prestigious events including the Barcarolata at the end of July , a veritable costume party boat parade at night in the picturesque Bay of Silence .