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THE TWO BAYS

One is called of the Fables, the other, instead, of the Silence. The first pays homage to the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen (author of unforgettable masterpieces including The Princess on the Pea, The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling) who wrote both fairy tales and stories in these parts. The most famous is however the Bay of Silence, with its incredibly clear waters and an enchanting landscape created by the colors of nature and those of the picturesque houses overlooking the sea.

ANDERSEN AWARD AND ANDERSEN FESTIVAL

Sestri Levante is the seat of the Andersen Festival and of the 53rd Hans Christian Andersen Award – Baia delle Favole (Bay of Fables), which since 1967 has been a fixed appointment in the scenario of children’s literature and which every year awards the best unpublished fairy tales in Sestri Levante.

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ANDERSEN AWARD AND ANDERSEN FESTIVAL

Sestri Levante is the seat of the Andersen Festival and of the 53rd Hans Christian Andersen Award – Baia delle Favole (Bay of Fables), which since 1967 has been a fixed appointment in the scenario of children’s literature and which every year awards the best unpublished fairy tales in Sestri Levante.

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CONVENT OF THE ANNUNCIATA

The original convent was built in 1469 by the Dominican fathers who had been based in the Genoese complex of Santa Maria di Castello since 1442. Its position is exceptional: located on the extreme tip of the peninsula of Sestri Levante, it overlooks the sea on three sides, two towards the Bay of Silence and one towards the open sea of the Tigullio Gulf. It is now a conference venue, with a restaurant featuring local products (Tapullo) with a fabulous sea view terrace.

BASILICA OF SAINT MARY OF NAZARETH

Built in the 17th century, it has a neoclassical pronaos. Inside there are paintings of the Baroque period and a wooden Pietà by Anton Maria Maragliano. In the eighteenth century, Sestri Levante often hosted permanently the bishop of Brugnato (to whose diocese Sestri Levante belonged until 1959) and the church of Santa Maria di Nazaret was elevated to co-cathedral, with permission for the bishop to consecrate the holy oils during the Easter rites.

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BASILICA OF SAINT MARY OF NAZARETH

Built in the 17th century, it has a neoclassical pronaos. Inside there are paintings of the Baroque period and a wooden Pietà by Anton Maria Maragliano. In the eighteenth century, Sestri Levante often hosted permanently the bishop of Brugnato (to whose diocese Sestri Levante belonged until 1959) and the church of Santa Maria di Nazaret was elevated to co-cathedral, with permission for the bishop to consecrate the holy oils during the Easter rites.

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THE PATHS OF THE EAST COAST

The paths to cover on foot are many and offer panoramas of a unique beauty. Among the others we remember the path that leads to the promontory of Punta Manara from which you can go down to the sea through a steep path to the rocks of Ciappa du Lu. The ascent is gentle and is suitable for a walk recommended for all seasons. The path starts from the center of Sestri a few steps from the Baia del Silenzio.

SESTRI SPOSI

From the bachelorette party to the honeymoon: Sestri Sposi gives visitors the opportunity to discover in one place everything that can make the most beautiful day memorable.

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SESTRI SPOSI

From the bachelorette party to the honeymoon: Sestri Sposi gives visitors the opportunity to discover in one place everything that can make the most beautiful day memorable.