What to do and see in Sestri Levante, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

August 1, 2017 Cedrick Jardin

Sestri Levante (Latin: Segesta Tigullorum/Segesta Tigulliorum) is a town and comune in Liguria, Italy. Lying on the Mediterranean Sea, it is approximately 56 kilometres (35 mi) south of Genoa and is set on a promontory. While nearby Portofino and the Cinque Terre are probably the best-known tourist destinations on the Italian Riviera, Sestri Levante is becoming quite a favorite among Italians. This once quiet fishing village is slowly turning into a tourist hotspot, developing an old and a new town.
Restaurants in Sestri Levante

1. Hike the Punta Manara

Via XXV Aprile, 89, Sestri Levante, Italy
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 287 reviews

Hike the Punta Manara

Reviewed By Edwin B - Antwerp, Belgium

The view is amazing! Note: the hike starts at the alley in front of Via XXV Aprile 70/72! From there its an hour uphill untill you have the most amazig view over the bay. Out of a postcard. The hike is very doable. Follow the two red squares, its easy.

2. Bay of Silence

Via Portobello, Sestri Levante, Italy
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Bay of Silence

Reviewed By Rhuari - Ramsbottom, United Kingdom

Amazing and perfectly formed little bay with some nice bars where you can sit and marvel at the view whilst your children paddle a few feet away. Never too busy when we visited in October.

3. Via XXV aprile

Via XXV aprile, Sestri Levante, Italy
Excellent
33%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
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4 based on 160 reviews

Via XXV aprile

Reviewed By Desmond H - Noosaville, Australia

Sestri Levante is town of beauty and grandness. Via XXV Aprile is one of the main streets that leads to the abundant Beaches, restaurants, shops and gelataria's. From the train the town looks bleak but is full of surprises as it is one of the few towns the trains run across the back off the town NOT the centre. Worth a Visit

4. Tama gelati e molto di piu'

Viale Rimembranza 34, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
Excellent
79%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
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5 based on 60 reviews

Tama gelati e molto di piu'

Reviewed By HadMySay - Guildford, United Kingdom

After having frequented a few gelaterias in Seatri Levante this one is no exception. Delicious home made ice cream amongst other items on offer is available in abundance and served as you wish. A cautionary note however: wear loose fitting clothing because calorie counting is prohibited.

5. Chiesa di San Niccolo

Salita Via Portobello, Sestri Levante, Italy +39 0185 42761
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 86 reviews

Chiesa di San Niccolo

Reviewed By mcschleg - Oradell, NJ

We stumbled upon this old (as in 12th Century) church as we climbed the hill for lunch at Dei Castelli. The surrounding fortress walls overlooking the Mediterranean were an interesting historic juxtaposition to a place of worship. I wish we could have had a peek inside--it looks as though that hasn't happened in decades.

6. Basilica di Santa Maria di Nazareth

piazza G. Matteotti, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
Excellent
35%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 71 reviews

Basilica di Santa Maria di Nazareth

Reviewed By HadMySay - Guildford, United Kingdom

This basilica offers respite from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding outdoors and an interior that the antithesis of the exterior. Step inside the breathtakingly beautiful interior which is lavishly adorned, cast your eye towards the heavens and take a moment to reflect on an age long passed, then say a prayer for what the future may hold.

7. Panificio Elco

Via la Spezia 20, 16039 Riva Trigoso, Sestri Levante, Italy +39 0185 459559
Excellent
66%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Panificio Elco

Reviewed By annamarcanda - Como, Italy

Panificio con ampia scelta di proposte.
La focaccia di Recco è da assaggiare assolutamente : buonissima

8. Convento dell'Annunziata

Via Portobello, Sestri Levante, Italy
Excellent
42%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
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2%
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4 based on 38 reviews

Convento dell'Annunziata

Reviewed By Gaynor711 - Nottingham, United Kingdom

We saw the strumbellas here and it was a great concert venue. Felt quite intimate and not crowded. Easy to get out. Also marvellous acoustics and the concert was out doors in the courtyard part so not stuffy

9. Pura Vida Spiaggia Liberattrezzata

Via Lungo Mare G.Descalzo s/n, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy +39 340 780 6043
Excellent
42%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 61 reviews

Pura Vida Spiaggia Liberattrezzata

Reviewed By Anthony H - London

Found this by chance as we walked around. It was the most inviting beach front bar so stopped. It's nothing special but it is just right for a drink in the sun watching the sea. Italians all around us so that's a good sign.

10. Torre di punta Baffe

Riva Trigoso, Sestri Levante, Italy
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Torre di punta Baffe

Reviewed By fz_filippo - Italy

Bella passeggiata lungo un comodo sentiero che si articola in gran parte all'interno. All'arrivo in prossimità di ciò che rimane della torre bella vista panoramica sul golfo da godersi in tutta tranquillità.

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