This is a beautiful, medieval coastal resort
Crystal clear water and the sandy beach invite visitors to swimming and to relax
For the Riviera di Levante, it is not atypical that the forested hills almost reach the coast. The hills of Deiva Marina, a coastal town of La Spezia Province, seem to reach out into the sea as well. But it is precisely this that offers special attraction for locals and tourists.
The hinterland seems to gain greenery with each step one moves out of Deiva Marina. The green hills and olive groves offer spectacular sea views perfect for hiking or mountain biking.
Likewise Deiva Marina is also a starting point for trips to la Spezia or Genoa. Just the train ride along the coast is worthwhile, because you will be rewarded with the unique sea view. The boat excursions to the popular coastal villages of Cinque Terre or Portofino are also very appealing.
Separated from the hustle and bustle of the tourist city is the old town of Deiva Marina. The pastel pink and yellow facades of houses, in conjunction with the red geraniums of the terraces and the blue and green reflections of the Mediterranean will leave you mesmerized. The houses, which are built along the hills, form a fascinating mosaic, with the winding streets, alleys and squares.
The Parish Church from the 18th Century is in the center of the historic town center, which is the oldest part of town. The front of the church is of particular importance. The floor is a mosaic made of small, polished pebbles. In front of the church is a late medieval tower with a square base. A second tower once stood near the sea. On its circular base one can only find ivy-clad ruins today. Both towers were once used to guard against pirate attacks.
The small village on the eastern side of the Italian Riviera attracts many tourists with its beautiful long sandy beach, the colourful pebbles and crystal clear water. Stone, gravel and sandy beach fans will get their money's worth. This attractive tourist part of Deiva Marina is also called "la Marina" and offers numerous shops as well as bars next to the beach and its beach promenade. This beach section is also often awarded the Bandiera Blu (Blue Flag) for water quality, safety, cleanliness and services. The climate here is only slightly affected by the westerly wind.
Deiva Marina was founded in the early Middle Ages. The first settlements were built on the hills, the villagers moved to the coast in the 8th Century, where they founded their own village, Deiva.
The second village, Marina, was built on account of the good economy, favoured by the sea trade. Marquise Da Passano then built a castle in the Deiva Marina village which became part of the Republic of Genoa in 1144. In the 16th and 17th Centuries several buildings were built, for example the two towers.
Deiva Marina became part of the Ligurian Republic during the French rule and was incorporated in the First French Empire in 1805. It was part of the Sardinian Kingdom in 1815 and later became part of the Italian Kingdom in 1861.
Deiva and Marina were merged in 1949 and were given the place name Deiva Marina. The place became part of the mountain community of La Spezia coast from 1973 to 2008.
Deiva Marina is a town in the province of La Spezia, located in the Liguria region. Nearby Deiva Marina are villages like: Littorno (7.9km), Preata (4.3km) and Ghiaia (3.6km). Coming from Genua SS45 road take A12 / E80 and drive until Località Piazza. Take A12 / E80 road direction Deiva Marina and then drive around 50 km. Follow the signs until you see Deiva Marina, exit to 40 / SP40 road. Withing few minutes you will arrive to Deiva Marina.