Portovenere

filled by Giulia





Portovenere is not part of the Cinque Terre, it looks a bit like iteven though itís a place appart. Arriving by boat from Lerici one gets the impression of discovering something still hidden and unknown, a land of our conquest. It's just that the feeling aroused by the sight of the Gulf of the Poets: a feeling of conquest and possession, as the village soon becomes our own. And despite being frequented by Italian and foreign tourists, Portovenere has never been over crowed as above all itís a land for people passing by.The few hotel facilities make it a destination for weekend visits in one day.
Things to see: the Genoese Castle, the Church of San Lorenzo, the overhang of Byron.
And at the end of the promontory, the choreographic and scenic San Pietro Church, dating back to 1277, very requested for weddings in every season.
From Portovenere can be reached by sea to the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. The island Palmaria is a beautiful park full of beaches and rocky unusual for a seaside holiday and is crossed by paths, ideal for walks.