A small seaside village deservedly included among the most beautiful villages in Italy, famous for its Underwater Christmas.

Tellaro is at the edge of the Gulf of La Spezia, a few kilometres from Lerici on a road sheer over the sea that passes through Maralunga and Fiascherino.

It is also attainable on foot along some paths of average difficulty that from the highest villages go down towards the sea, via terraces sloping down to the sea. Here as in Cinque Terre beautiful houses are built on rocks sheer over the sea. Boats rest in the sun and life has a slow and pleasant rhythm.
The destination of many Italian and foreign artists, and the place where Mario Soldati lived for years. It is beloved by tourists.

Very scenographic is the church dedicated to St. George, with an old pink façade, built on a rock and surrounded by the sea; its history is linked to a legend: one night a gigantic octopus, clinging onto the rope of the church bells, warned the population of the arrival of the Saracens. Among events is the Tellaro Underwater Christmas, one of the most beautiful religious traditions in Liguria: the statue of Baby Jesus emerges from the waters transported by scuba divers and is deposited in the manger, in a setting of over 8,000 lamps, with fireworks on the sea. The patron saint of Tellaro is St. George, celebrated on 23 April. Also traditional is the Octopus Feast, held every year on the second Sunday in August.