Portovenere

Portovenere

The unique landscape, the marina, the beaches, the chance to dive in the countless ravines created by the sea on the cliffs in front of the village of Portovenere and the islands are one of the most famous destinations of international tourism...

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Characteristic medieval village in the western end of the Gulf, with its fortress-houses, the Genoese Castle, the church of St. Peter on the sea. Particularly interesting are the many colors of its tower-houses arranged in parallel rows and alleys. In Porto Venere, in addition to the classic visit to St. Peter's Church, built on the promontory of Arpaia, pay a visit to the Church of San Lorenzo, Casa Doria, and the Castle. Beautiful and charming, Portovenere offers the possibility of living the sea by means of a number of companies that deal with rental boats or organize personalized tours. In the village of Le Grazie is an interesting visit can be made to the remains of a Roman villa Varignano. Since 1997 Portovenere, together with the islands of Palmaria, Tino, Tinetto and Cinque Terre has been included among the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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