Portovenere Castle: discover the enchantment of one of the most romantic places in Liguria

One breathes poetry in Portovenere: in this bay, chosen as the favourite residence of 19th-century English Romantic poets such as Lord Gordon Byron and Percy B. Shelley, the sea forms the backdrop to a splendid town on whose summit stands an impregnable ancient castle.

Built in the Middle Ages by the Republic of Genoa to control the coast and the precious village of PortoVenere, the castle is now owned by the municipality. It is an extraordinary location not only for the exhibitions and shows organised by the municipality during the busy summer season, but also a splendid venue for private events and dream weddings.

Think of the amazement of your guests as they walk through the gate of this castle and look out over the city and the sea from the top of the spur during a summer aperitif… Imagine your delight as you exchange tender kisses and the most beautiful promise in such an evocative and magical place, worthy of princes and princesses.

Your imagination runs wild when you think of your wedding day in a castle like Portovenere. If you choose it, the most important event of your life will have an unparalleled crowning glory in one of the most romantic locations in all of Liguria.

The beauty of the town of Portovenere will enrich your reception: the blue of the Baia dei Poeti will give that touch of colour and light that will make your wedding a marvellous and unforgettable day, precious even for your guests.

Getting married at the Portovenere’s Castle, surrounded by friends and relatives, means being in tune with the colours of the Ligurian Sea, the sound of the waves of the sea, feeling the cool breeze on your skin and the tasting the sea on your lips: these emotions that will stay with you forever, in your most beautiful and tender thoughts, memories of a summer and a wedding in Portovenere that you will want to relive forever and that will make you return to this splendid land soon.