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Tellaro, Italy

The winding mountain roads away from the wide pistes saved this place — tourists rarely get to a secluded harbor. Nearby Portofino Vernazza and pulled the main mass of visitors, leaving the town to the most advanced.
It is very beautiful: pastel colors of the building is literally propped up the cliffs of the Gulf Dei Poeti, named in honor of Byron — is legendary Briton worked in this Mediterranean paradise.

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Tellaro is a small fishing village, perched on a cliff on the east coast of the Gulf of La Spezia in Liguria, northern Italy. It is a frazione of the comune of Lerici. It has been rated as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

Tellaro has been the destination for many Italian and foreign artists. Mario Soldati made it his home in the last years of his life.

Tellaro is one of the seaside villages that annually participate in the Palio del Golfo, an annual boat race held in the gulf of La Spezia.

Among the festivals of particular interest is the underwater Christmas celebrating the birth of Jesus on Christmas night. Every year the statue of the baby Jesus emerges from the water carried by a group of divers and placed in the manger, in a setting of over 8,000 candles and celebrated by fireworks over the sea. The patron saint of Tellaro is St. George, which is celebrated on the 23rd of April. The «Festival of the Octopus», which takes place every year on the second Sunday in August, organized by the Unione Sportiva active in the Ligurian village.