la farfalla dorata

8) On the hills above Lerici, in a place called Monti di San Lorenzo, during the summer solstice and in the following days you can enjoy a unique and mystical spectacle. At sunset, the sunlight slips between the standing stones creating a butterfly of light. The golden butterfly will be visible for almost a month: from late May to late July. There are hundreds of theories about the meaning of this prehistoric butterfly, but the most reliable one links the phenomenon to the shamanic cosmogony. This mystical wonder will amaze you and give a hint of magic to your holiday.