Our stated purpose for two summer weeks in Sestri Levante was to attend an Italian language school http://www.abcschoolsestrilevante.com, but escaping the scorching city heat became equally important as our un-air conditioned Milan apartment climbed into the 90's during July! Nervous for first day of school! We rented an air conditioned AirBnB near the train station, which was about a 1...
Our longest excursion while staying in Sestri Levante began one Saturday at 9 am and ended around 6 pm. We left from the train station, traveling to the town of Levanto, where we walked around and visited the church, and then headed for a 5 kilometer walk along a former train track that is now designated for walks and cyclists, passing through the very small villages (or borghis) of Bonassola and Framura.
The walk included long segments in cool, lit tunnels which were nice breaks from the otherwise harsh, hot sun. We caught glimpses of the coastline along the way, and we stopped in the villages for food and drinks, as well as a swim in the crystal blue water of Bonasolla.
The pebbly, rocky shoreline was scalding hot and the visual image of me crawling out of the water, up the incline of pebbly rocks that would slide down with me as I tried to get up the embankment made even me chuckle. It was not a pretty sight! Thank goodness we have no photos of that!
I can imagine that this walk in the Fall would be very pleasant and lovely. Maybe we will try it again!