Deiva Marina is a quieter seaside town on the Ligurian Coast. The fishing village is still active and while it has a long, wide beach that attracts summer visitors, Deiva isn't as well-known or crowded as her more popular resort neighbors. It is located between the Gulf of Poets and the Cinque Terre but remains a well-kept secret, making it a nice place to escape the crowds!
Deiva is actually two towns - the old historic center in the hills and the newer marina on the sea. Up in Deiva Vecchio you'll find charming lanes with archways meandering among the antique buildings. There is a heavy stone watch tower that is the defining monument to the old town. The church of Sant'Antonio Abate is pretty pastel chapel in Baroque style that dates to 1730.
Deiva Marina is the newer seaside town that has an active fishing trade alongside its resorts. The wide beaches make it an ideal spot to swim safely, especially great for families with children. There are plenty of waterfront restaurants and stands, and beach establishments offer lounge chairs and umbrella rentals to highlight your day of sun and surf.
But Deiva Marina isn't only all about the sea - it sits in the valley of the Deiva River wedged between green verdant hills, in the Punta Mesco Nature Park. There are abundant trails that lead to the peaks and neighboring villages for hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers. From the hilltops you can enjoy views of the Ligurian coastlne as well as the higher peaks of the Apuan Alps mountain range that runs along Liguria and Tuscany.
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