Tellaro, Italy is a colourful and picturesque harbour village in Liguria

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The small fishing village of Tellaro would be a major attraction almost anywhere in Italy - or indeed Europe - with its colourful harbour and historic centre to explore, but being so close to Portovenere and the more famous villages of the Cinque Terre, all of them stunning, means Tellaro gets rather overlooked by visitors and guide books...

...so take advantage and you will find a lovely village without the tourist crowds of the other villages here!

Exploring Tellaro

The centre of Tellaro is all that you would expect and hope for, with beautiful brightly painted houses and narrow alleys, small shady squares and a very attractive seafront area on a small rocky peninsula.

Harbour in Tellaro

The village is also very small and won't take long to explore but you can stroll up the hill to the church (which apparently has its origins in the 6th century) where you will find the main square in the village, a cafe and a terrace.

You can also see the defensive walls that are still standing, then just sit somewhere near the small harbour and enjoy the sunshine and atmosphere.

If you want upmarket boutiques and shops - you won't find them here! That is the charm of Tellaro compared with many of the places along this section of coast...you also won't find a beach, but sun worshippers sometimes find a sunny boulder in the harbour area to sunbathe!

View of old town houses

The coast path between Tellaro and San Terenzo is a very lovely way to see the best that the coast here has to offer - and San Terenzo itself has a beach when you get there.

Alternatively, if you can tear yourself away from the coast there are lots of very pleasant walks in the Montemarcello Magra Regional Natural Park in the hills behind the town.

Attractions nearby

As well as the local town of Lerici (which also deserves more attention than it gets!) you will most certainly want to spend time exploring both Portovenere and the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre coast while you are here.

You might also like to consider staying in Lerici, which is well placed to explore these and several other interesting places nearby (in fact, Tellaro is officially a part of Lerici).

You can find more local travel ideas in the Lerici guide and the Liguria guide.

See also:

Map of Tellaro and places to visit

Places to visit near Tellaro

Lerici

Lerici

With its picturesque harbour, village centre and castle Lerici is a popular excursion from the Cinque Terre villages

Lerici guide

Sarzana

Sarzana

Sarzana is best known for its fortresses but also has a cathedral and other religious monuments to visit

Sarzana guide

Portovenere

Portovenere

Portovenere and its harbour is an exceptionally lovely seafront town in Liguria

Portovenere guide

Carrara

Carrara

The town of Carrara is famous for producing the marble used by the Ancient Romans and Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo

Carrara guide

Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore is the most southerly of the five pretty coastal villages of the Cinque Terre in Liguria

Riomaggiore guide

Manarola

Manarola

Manarola is one of the famous villages of the 'Cinque Terre' coast in eastern Liguria

Manarola guide