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Location address: Italia, La Spezia, Lerici
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Lerici is a town and comune in the province of La Spezia in Liguria (northern Italy), part of the Italian Riviera. It is situated on the coast of the Gulf of La Spezia, 8 kilometres (5 mi) southeast of La Spezia. It is known as the place where the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley drowned. The town is connected by ferry to the Cinque Terre and Portovenere.
The popularity of Lerici with the Shelleys and with Lord Byron earned the Golfo di Lerici its nickname as the Golfo dei Poeti.
Byron leased here at Lérici a villa near Shelley’s house. It was also here that the poet Leigh Hunt joined him, editing of a new periodical.