Portovenere, La Spezia – The ancient town of Portovenere in the east part of Liguria is a hidden treasure with its breathtaking landscapes naturally architected by mother nature and mankind together over time. In fact, it is a town rich in history as Doria Castle, St. Peter Church and St. Lawrence Church.
This town is surrounded by the mediterranean vegetation, rocky horizons and a crystalline sea. Our ligurian tour guide will lead you to discover its beauties and history together with the wonderful strip of homes that lay across the shorline of the marina.
Visiting this town you will understand its mystic charm. It was called Porto Venere “Port of Venus” – in honor of that goddess of love and beauty, who, legend says, rose from the foam lapping its shore.
With our ligurian tour guide you will visit this picturesque village and its marine park, called “The Gulf of Poets” to remember how the beauty of these places has been celebrated by poets, writers and artists, who have long been attracted to this coast and the savage sweetness of its landscape and climate.
In front of Portovenere lies the beautiful island of “Palmaria” and the two smaller islands “Tino” and “Tinetto”. With our tour guide it is possible to do an excursion private boat around the three islands which were once colonized by Benedictine monks and are now part of the Unesco World Heritage Site. You’ll admire untouched beaches, ragged cliffs, clear blue waters, natural vegetation, caves that can only be reached by boat and dive with mask and fins to discover the marine life.
Another possibility is to hike the Island of Palmaria and reach its beautiful beaches, interesting and spectacular sights, such as Grotta Azzurra (Blue Cave) and admire different landscapes.
The Gulf of Poets invites you quietly and it is not surprising that it was loved by poets and writers like Shelley, Byron, Petrarch and Montale. This part of the Italian Riviera has always been a prestigious destination. It will fascinate you with its colours, atmosphere, climate, art, history traditions and cuisine.
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Pricing will be based on the number of participants, time of year and any substantial revisions made to the above itinerary.