PortoVenere town

PortoVenere town

The splendour of Porto Venere has earnt it its place amongst UNESCO World Heritage sites. You are sure to see a wealth of sites - from the Church of San Pietro to the majestic Castello Doria through to the evocative caves (such as the Grotta di Byron and the Grotta Azzurra). The focal point of every glance will remain the extraordinary skyline of Portovenere, that which appears in all the photos - the building overlooking the sea, creating a sort of marvellous barrier.

Nome in dialetto: Pòrtovénere

IAT: Proloco Piazza G. Bastreri, 7 19025

Telefono: 0187 790691

Email: info@prolocoportovenere.it

If you are looking for the perfect backdrop for your photos, one of the most evocative places are the arches of San Pietro Church, the optimal frame for your shots!

A thousand instagrammable panoramas

When on holidays, if your gaze is always seeking out perspectives and panoramas to capture, Porto Venere is rich in subjects that are the envy of the most enviable feeds! Breath taking views are hidden in every corner simply take a stroll with your smartphone or camera in hand!

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods. | There is a rapture on the lonely shore. | There is society, where none intrudes,| By the deep Sea, | and music in its roar: | I love not Man the less, but Nature more | and in these conversations of mine with her I free myself | From these our interviews, in which I steal | From all I may be, or have been before, | To mingle with the Universe, | and feel What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal”. | Lord Byron (historical residence Villa Maris)

From PortoVenere to the island

Upon reaching PortoVenere, it is easy to reach the docking piers, from which boats head out to Palmaria, the island separated by a stretch of the sea of the village. Especially during summer when the heat makes itself felt, even if fortunately mitigated by the wind, it is worth setting out from Porto Venere nice and early. Doing so, you can visit the island by following its pathways for a couple of hours or so, to then savour a refreshing swim.

Among the poet's countless works that you can read by the sea, we suggest “Childe Harold's Pilgrimage”, “The Corsair” and “Heaven and Earth”.

Like Byron on the beach

There is nothing better than lying on the beach and enjoying the sun, accompanied by the writings of Byron who, as a lover of beauty, chose to stay here for a fair while. The colours of the sea, the poetry, the crashing of the waves … Liguria is always able to thrill!

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