The little beach preferred by Levanto's inhabitants.
There's no pollution here.
relationship with those that are not by chance still
called foresti , a word in the local language that
almost defi es translation.
Levanto's history as told by our intervie-
wees is not only the story of socio-economic
changes in the past but also takes into account
the fi sherman-farmer who lived cheek-by-jowl
with these tourist resources before they were seen
as such. These steps mirrored the evolutionary
process, characterizing the whole history of tour-
ism, Italian and European (Urry, 1995; Löfgren,
2001). The particular evolution of relevance here