The "natural Pool" of Portovenere: on saturday!

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Dust the dinghies and mats, turn off the engines: on Saturday afternoon the Porto Venere canal will turn into a huge swimming pool. Saturday, August 24th, in fact, the second of the two traditional annual appointments with the natural pool of Porto Venere will be held. Although the distance between the two closest points of […]

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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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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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Scola Tower, just off the Island of Palmaria

Torre Scola: almost destroyed because of Napoleon, saved by a miracle

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The fortification in front of Palmaria Island has a long story: built by the Genoese, almost destroyed by the British and saved from being demolished. Some italianise its name as “Torre Scuola” and some swear it was a prison, but the story of the Torre Scola is unique, and goes through the Republic of Genoa, […]

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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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