To the north-west of Italy, Lerici counts as one of the treasures of the coast of Liguria. In the crook of the Gulf of Poets, this is a seaside town especially favoured by Italians. The town has retained all the richness of its past. Among its historical records, don’t miss the castle, built in the 12th century. It overlooks the port. The more curious among you will meander through the narrow streets in the old town. The more gourmet-inspired among you will want to try a panissa, a speciality based on chickpea flour fried in olive oil, or some anicini, delicious aniseed biscuits.