Counted among the most beautiful villages in Italy, Tellaro is the eastern-most village in the county of Lerici.
Its origins, probably associated with the depopulation of the old hilltop village of Barbazzano, seem to date back to the mid-fourteenth century. It retains its typical Ligurian structure characterized by narrow streets and tall, narrow houses overlooking the sea, leaning one against the other.
Here there is also the beautiful pastel-pink church of St. George, dating from the sixteenth century and built right on the rocks, almost riding the waves.
But no words better, describe the magic of the tiny hamlet of Tellaro, than the verses of Mario Soldati the famous italian poet who retired here to live the last years of his life.
“A nirvana between sea and sky, between the rocks and the green mountain”.