Levanto is essentially formed by three different phases of development. The first group is developed around the medieval church of Sant’Andrea.
In the nearby Da Passano square the remains of the Old Port Cnannel are still present, this port, especially during the Genoese control, was one of the main ports of reference the east coast. Since the nineteenth century began the development of most western town, the Art Noveau buildings, including the Hotel Europa one of the best examples, characterizes this second part of the town.
Third and final stage of development of the post II world war period, especially in downstream areas, has contributed to current urban structure of Levanto.
Don’t miss in the afternoon dedicated to walking in search of the most evocative corners of the aformentioned Port Channel and the Sant’Andrea church, the Loggia of Merchants, wich is under the UNESCO protection, the Clock Tower, the past Augustinian monastery, now home of the Youth Hostel, the permanent Exhibition of Material Culture, the hill of via Guani.
In the XIX century part of the town Garibaldi street, Cavour square and the building of the Clarisse Nuns, now the Town Hall, the church of San Rocco and Dante Alighieri street. On the hills of Levanto there are many small villages real pearls set in olive groves and veneyards: Chiesanuova, Legnaro, Lizza, Lavaggio Rosso, Pastine, Lerici, Fontona and many others, all loads of stories and legends.