Cavi di Lavagna

A small fishing village in Liguria – genuine, original and sooo Italian

The original, typically Italian vacation and fishing village of Cavi di Lavagna is increasingly becoming a culinary insider tip in the region. More than half a dozen excellent restaurants and eateries with changing daily specials spoil the palate with fantastic local cuisine. Whether it’s freshly caught fish and seafood, homemade pasta or pizza from the stone oven – there’s something for everyone here. The various bars, beach cafés and ice cream parlors invite you to enjoy an aperitivo or a genuine Italian cappuccino. There is also a beach store, a chic hairdresser, a few boutiques, a small pizza kitchen with take-away food and fresh bread, a mini-market with fruit and vegetables and a small range for everyday needs. There is also a playground in the town center – it’s also worth driving to the neighboring town of Sestri Levante for the kids to have fun.

The beach of Cavi di Lavagna…

…is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in the whole of Tigullia

From Sestri Levante to Portofino, the coast is a succession of seaside resorts with a tradition of over 200 years of tourism. The long pebble beach at Cavi di Lavagna also has some sandy sections and is repeatedly separated by long stone groynes. The Mediterranean Sea invites you to swim and bathe in warm temperatures from spring to late fall and is awarded the blue flag every year for its very clean water quality.
There are well-equipped bagni with parasol hire, sun loungers and changing cabins, beach bars and restaurants and some small pools for children. There are always stretches of free beach. Your great privilege: you only have a 5-minute walk to the beach!
We are happy to take care of reserving your sun lounger in advance.

The local mountains of Cavi di Lavagna

Mountain tours and walks from the front door – fantastic panorama included

You can slip into your mountain boots or sports shoes and set off on a hike straight from the house. There is a hike along ancient Roman paths to the Chiesa di Santa Anna ruins with fantastic sea views. From there, you can walk further down to Sestri Levante over ancient Roman bridges. Or continue up to Monte Capenardo. The hike up to the mountain village of Santa Giulia is also highly recommended or from Sestri Levante to Punta Manara.

Mamma mia, how delicious!


Indulgence. With all senses.

Italy and its award-winning delicacies – simply delicious!

Probably the best fresh pasta is lovingly handmade right in the neighboring village in a small pasta factory Pastificio Dasso in the center of Lavagna. The store is as stylish as an Apple store and you can watch pasta being made through a glass window The typical Ligurian foccacia – even award-winning – is available at Panificio Perrone in Cavi di Lavagna (Arenelle).
Olive oil can be tasted in one of the two oil mills Frantoio-Bo or Olivicoltori in Sestri Levante.

You can visit 3 wineries in the immediate vicinity – advance booking is recommended. Bissonvini, Caduferra and Pinogino.
You can get fantastic food anywhere in the region, in my opinion the best is just around the corner, just a few steps from the house
away in Cavi Borgo. My top favorites for decades and very popular regionally are the Pizzeria and Ristorante Ca Melia and the
Fish restaurant Raieu.

In Sestri Levante, I like to recommend La Sciamadda. The Trattoria Ulivo in Barassi offers fantastic views and regional cuisine.
The finest food can be enjoyed in the Ristorante Belvedere bar in Santa Giulia with its spectacular view. Those who like it exotic can enjoy sushi
Eat in Lavagna near the harbor (it’s worth strolling past the luxury yachts here) at the Ristorante japonese Yume.