Portovenere Off The Beaten Path

  • WALKWAY  AMONG  ROCKS
    WALKWAY AMONG ROCKS
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    VIEW TOWARDS SEA VIA NARROW PASSAGE
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    Lerici

    by micas_pt Written Nov 20, 2004

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    Lerici is a beautiful seaside village with a coastal walk by a nice marina and a castle overlooking the sea. We visited Lerici during the afternoon and loved it so much that we stayed for dinner and for a night stroll on the walk by the marina. Unfortunately it was pouring that day and photos came out lousy!! We had a fantastic dinner there on a small typical restaurant and food was great. I'd return to Lerici and recommend everybody to visit.

    Lerici is situated about 20km from Portovenere.

    Lerici

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    La Spezia

    by micas_pt Written Nov 20, 2004

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    La Spezia is a big city compared to the surrounding villages we visited in this Ligurian area. Seen from the approaching road, it spreads for a wide area on the slopes of the hills, bathed by the sea. It has a major importance on naval defense of the area - its installations are quite huge and spread for km along the coast.

    We didn't explore La Spezia thoroughly as its surroundings are astounding and we opted for those - Lerici, Cinque Terre and Portovenere were my favourite. While in La Spezia, a stroll along the coastal path, and wandering around the city's streets lined with orange trees and with some interesting architecture, were my favourites. Don't miss the castle and the views at the end of afternoon, under the golden sun.

    La Spezia is situated about 12km from Portovenere. For further information see my La Spezia page.

    La Spezia

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    Deserted little beaches

    by micas_pt Written Nov 20, 2004

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    If you are traveling in your own boat or yacht, or if you rent one, be sure not to miss the deserted little sandy beaches spread along the coast.

    While we were traveling between Portovenere and Cinque Terre villages, we came across several tiny sandy beaches along the coast. Some of them had people bathing and it was obvious that those visitors arrived by boat as there was no other possible access to the beach. But they were not crowded at all, as there wasn’t more than one boat per beach.

    Beautiful coast

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    Cinque Terre coastline

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    And look westwards at rocky coastline of Cinque Terre.

    The Ligurian coastal region between Cinque Terre and Portovenere is a cultural landscape of high scenic and cultural value. The form and disposition of the small towns and the shaping of the landscape surrounding them, overcoming the disadvantages of a steep and broken terrain, graphically encapsulate the continuous history of human settlement in this region over the past millennium.
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    COASTLINE  OF  CINQUE  TERRE
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    souvenirs

    by MATIM Written Apr 10, 2005

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    This lady was selling souvenirs on top of the hill near the little church. I specially liked the cat she brought with her.

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    Tino and Tinetto

    by pollon Written Apr 23, 2003

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    Tino and Tinetto are a couple of islands in the bay and I sailed around them but I have seen advertised boat tours around all other little islands of the bay...

    Tino and Tinetto
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    Lovely square

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Just otside the city gate you can find this lovely square (Piazza Bastreri) with a monument (statue) and Tourist Information Office (Piazza Bastreri, 7).

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    PIAZZA  BASTRERI
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    Narrow passages

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Going westwards the main street (Via G. Capellini) you can see to the left narrow passages between houses which go directly to the sea.
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    VIEW  TOWARDS  SEA  VIA  NARROW  PASSAGE
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    Magical bay

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Admire the authentic beauty of the amazing small rocky bay on the northern side of the peninsula.
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    MAGICAL  BAY
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