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Lerici is a town and comune in the province of La Spezia in Liguria (northern Italy), part of the Italian Riviera. Its nearest bay is the Bay of Lerici. The town is connected by ferry to the Cinque Terre and Portovenere. One of the main sights of Lerici is its famous castle which since its first founding in 1152 was used to help control the entrance of the Gulf of La Spezia. Today the castle contains a museum of palaeontology.

How to reach Lerici

Motorway connections
A12 Motorway Genoa-Livorno. Exit at Sarzana 6 km away
A15 Motorway La Spezia- Parma. Exit at La Spezia, 5 km away
S.S n.1 Aurelia (highway n.1, free of charge), 5 km
S.S n.62 of Passo della Cisa, 8 km
S.S n.63 passo del Cerreto, 16 km

Train connections
Train station of La Spezia, 10km
Train station of Sarzana, 7 km away

Plane connections
“G.Colombo” in Genova, 110 km away- tel.010/600861
“G.Galilei” in Pisa, 70 km away-tel. 050/28088
Aero Club Lunense “P.Lombardi” San Lazzaro Sarzana 8 km away, tel- 0187673180 (open everyday with flying school)

Sea connections
Navigazione Golfo Dei Poeti From the pier of the main square called Piazza Garibaldi. Continuous service for Portovenere;
Cinque Terre line, the round of the Gulf, the round of the islands Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto; Portofino.Tel. 0187967676 or 0187732987.

Local Trasport
Transport for La Spezia-Portovenere-Sarzana-Carrara-Massa. Lerici can also be reached with other bus services (direct or non) from train stations of La Spezia Centrale, Santo Stefano Magra, Sarzana, Carrara (ATC: Tel. 0187522511- free number: 800322322)
Trasport for Viareggio, Pistoia, Lucca, Firenze (Lazzi. Tel: 0553630441)

Directions From Pisa Airport

  1. Pisa International Airport Piazzale D'Ascanio, 1 56121 Pisa, Italy
  2. Head east on Piazzale Corradino D'Ascanio toward Piazzale dell'Aerostazione
  3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Via Eugenio III
  4. Slight left to stay on Via Eugenio III
  5. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the SS1 ramp to Viareggio/Livorno/Aurelia
  6. Merge onto Superstrada Firenze Pisa Livorno
  7. Take the exit toward A12
  8. Keep right at the fork and merge onto A12
  9. Take exit Sarzana
  10. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Sarzana/Carrara
  11. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto SS1
  12. Take the exit toward Lerici/Bocca di Magra
  13. Merge onto Via Provinciale/SS432
  14. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Via Provinciale/SS331
  15. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit
  16. Continue straight onto Via Barcola
  17. Turn right to stay on Via Barcola
  18. Keep right to continue toward Via Giacomo Matteotti
  19. Slight right onto Via Giacomo Matteotti
  20. Lerici Province of La Spezia

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