.....agricultural, trading and maritime village, a tourist centre since the 1800s. A large town on the valley floor, called the "door of the Cinque Terre". The large bay has one of the largest beaches in the area and today it's a popular surfer destination. To the north is the wide valley, with large vineyards and olive groves and small settlements that make it similar to a large natural amphitheatre. Must sees are the church of St. Andrew (1226), the medieval loggia (1405), the old walls and the clock tower (1265). It would be a shame to leave Levanto without having first tasted the "gattafin" (a large ravioli with greens and cheese) or purchased the local olive oil, a wonderful product of this valley.