Framura is a large area, made up of six towns on the border between the provinces of Genoa and La Spezia, which are connected between a picturesque network of registered and well-maintained roads.
We are just a few kilometres from the Cinque Terre National Park, and only an hour from Portofino. Vara Valley lies at our back, the birthplace of Niccolò Paganini, and we have one of the most beautiful – not to mention cleanest – seas in Italy in front of us. The Ligurian sea actually has many blue flags and many cetaceans choose to breed here. Dolphins and whales have always come here to procreate, so much so that this corner of the Mediterranean is also called the “Cetacean Sanctuary”.
Rich in history, and a borderland since time immemorial, Framura has a thousand-year-old watchtower – the oldest in Liguria – and is the starting point for many trails that lead to Monterosso and stop at a few beaches, the beauty of the likes you have never seen before.
What’s more, ancient, deserted streets will lead you on a discovery of the entire inland area, to the most hidden villages and the most distinctive landscapes.
Old train tunnels – which have been perfectly renovated, cleaned and illuminated – are the absolute gem of our area, as they have been turned into a cycle and pedestrian path that boasts rare architectural beauty and views. This alternative path connects Framura to Bonassola and Levanto. It also leads to many beaches and means that you can walk all the way to Monterosso.
You can go on sea excursions in both passenger and private boats. The coast is untouched and stunning. Boats depart often for Cinque Terre, as well as Portofino and San Fruttuoso and we are happy to show you your port of embarkation.
Thanks to our proximity to the motorway network and the Bracco state arterial road, you can get to tourist attractions from Framura in no time at all, such as Florence, Pisa, Lucca or Parma. You can also get to Genoa in an hour by car and Portofino, the most beautiful port in the Mediterranean as some call it, as well as Santa Margherita, Rapallo, Camogli, Sestri Levante with its Andersen Literary Prize, and Sarzana and the Festival of the Mind.