Framura: medieval village that stands on the Tyrrhenian Sea
Between Portofino and Cinque Terre, Framura is a small town on the Riviera di Levante, in Liguria, a region in the north-west of Italy, where you have the feeling of living in the past. 500 inhabitants, Framura, wonderful little town, spreading downhill towards the sea, it’s made of 5 little villages with a special atmosphere from the past. Little bays where bathing is permitted, a small harbor where professional and amateur fishermen store their boats and fishing equipment, a railway station, green vegetation make of Framura a paradise all those people who love nature, sea, hiking, mountain bike, art, history and good food!
Framura can be easily reached by train with the railway line Genova-La Spezia or by car getting the highway A12 Genova-Rosignano, exit in Deiva Marina. Those who travel by motorbike or bicycle will have the change to drive along enjoyable roads connecting Framura with the regions nearby. Very interesting is also the wide net of ancient footpaths that the good and skilled administrators of Framura keep clean. If you get a look at the map of the paths, you will realize that most of the area of Framura can be truly “lived” hiking and using mountain bikes.
On this website you will find a detailed description of all the paths around Framura, with useful GPS points that will help you to find departures, arrivals, crossings in the footpaths, in order to enjoy your hiking and cycling!
You will easily visit the outskirts of Framura: Deiva Marina, Moneglia, Sestri Levante, Bonassola, Levanto, Carrodano, Liguria Varese. A look at the Cinque Terre, Portofino, Val di Vara, Val di Magra, Lunigiana, Genova and La Spezia, will complete your holiday in Framura!
Hotel Clelia di Deiva Marina is member of the prestigious chain Logis International Italia, working in many European countries, offers those who like visiting Framura and outskirts, a nice, agreeable atmosphere at the Hotel and in the Apartments in Deiva Marina and in the Cinque Terre, Corniglia and Riomaggiore.
Deiva Marina with its nice beach, connected with Framura though paths, train and roads it’s wating for you for the holiday of your dreams!
The 5 villages
Framura is located in the Eastern Riviera Ligure, at a short distance ti the famous Cinque terre and few kilometres from the wonderful town of Portofino, east of Deiva Marina and west of Bonassola.
A prehistoric “castellaro” (typical settlement of the area), five hamlets dominating a coast of vertical rocks, holm-oaks, pinewoods and vineyards, old marble quarries, cliffs, small pebbly beaches… That’s Framura!
The originality of the town consists in its characteristic geographical arrangement: in fact Framura is the collective noun of 5 small hamlets spreading out from the sea to the hinterland and connecteed by a steep staircase in which the Municipality is composed
Starting from the sea we meet Anzo, whose most important sights are a Genoese guardtower of the 15th Century and the neogothic Chaper of Nostra Signora Della Neve. Below Anzo there is the railway station of Framura. Between the station and the panoramic “Punta dei Marmi” (Marbles’ Point) you can find the small harbour.
The second hamlet is Ravecca, whose building show a medieval origin, and from where you can proceed meeting Santi Bernardo and Pasquale Chapel.
The seat of the Municipality of Framura is located in Setta, protected by another Genoese guardtower of the 15th Century as well. In Setta it is possible to admire also the recently restorated San Rocco Chapel.
The hamlet of Costa is the one with the most notable artistic tresures: here you can admire a well preserved Carolingian Tower dating back to the 9th Century and San Martino Parish Church, that preserves a painting of the famous Genoese painter Bernardo Strozzi.
At the end of the visit of Framura you reach Castagnola, where San Lorenzo Parish Church, where a painting representing the Deposition from the Cross by Luca Cambiaso, a famous painter of the 16th Century born in Moneglia and famous for his paintings in the royal palace of Escorial in Madrid, is really worth seeing.