Venerio, the welcoming hermit on the Island of Tino

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The city, or perhaps it is better to say its sea, is preparing to celebrate San Venerio, the saint protector of the Gulf On the 13th and 14th and 15th September, is celebrated on the sea of the Gulf the feast of St. Venerio, an ancient worship that is the patron saint of sailors in […]

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Madonna Bianca: a miracle in Portovenere

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The feast of the Madonna Bianca that every year on August 17 animates the village of Portovenere, has ancient origins. The birth of the Marian devotion in Portovenere dates back to a summer night in 1399 when the house of one Luciardo occurred a miracle “August 16, 1399, the voice goes around from street to street:” […]

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An island in the Gulf

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The island of Palmaria. The island within reach. So close, so far away. Almost reachable by swimming from Porto Venere, Palmaria is still an island …

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The vertical beauty 14 October 2018

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October 14, a new appointment with the series of walks in Liguria in the territory of La Spezia, organized by DoInItaly with Spezzino Vero and the Pennato Guides: to discover the cliffs overlooking the sea of Muzzerone. The white glow of the Muzzerone wall stands out on the Riviera between Portovenere and the Cinque Terre. […]

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Enjoying the blue deep: Scuba Diving in Cinque Terre and La Spezia

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More and more appreciated by diving lovers from all over the world, scuba diving in Cinque Terre and La Spezia offers a variety of animal and vegetable species to the depths enthusiasts. The area is also part of the Sanctuary of Cetaceans since 1999, wxtended from northern Sardinia, Côte d’Azur and South of Tuscany, where […]

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The British discover there is more than the Cinque Terre: the Telegraph on Portovenere

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Attracted by the Cinque Terre, tourists from across the Channel are starting to look around and discover what to do in Cinque Terre and beyond. The Telegraph recommens to visit Porto Venere and Tellaro Porto Venere? It is not less beautiful than the Cinque Terre and it is also quieter: definitely worth a visit. This […]

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The Stair of the Doomed: cursed beauty on the Palmaria Island

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he archipelago of La Spezia includes- with its three islands – more than one reason for charm and interest.

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Stella Maris warns sailors of the rocks underwater - ph. Marcello Di Francesco

The Tinetto Island: much more than a cliff!

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An ancient convent, a kind of lizard that lives only on its surface and a statue that saves seafarers: Tinetto island is small but infinitely rich At the end of the archipelago of La Spezia, Tinetto is a small island separated from the bigger Tino island by no more than one hundred meters of sea, […]

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Botticelli’s Venus was born in Portovenere

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Born in Portovenere, Simonetta Cattaneo was married to one of the Vespucci Family members, and shook the hearts of Renaissance’s Florence, ending up in one of the most famous paintings of history. The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli: depicts Simonetta Cattaneo Vespucci as the goddess Not everyone knows it, but the Venus by Botticelli was […]

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The poets’ places

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The La Spezia bay is known as the “Gulf of Poets. But what is the reason of this name? Which poets have spent their lives here and praised the beauty of the area? If you want to follow a romantic itinerary to your journey in La Spezia, and visit the poets’ places, this is a […]

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