Photos and video about Portovenere: a complete source of information for nautical tourists
Portovenere (Portivenere in Ligurian dialect) is a characteristic medieval village on the extreme western point of the Poet’s Gulf, between the Cinque Terre (Five Lands) and La Spezia. In 1997, it was inserted amongst the UNESCO World Heritages. The fortress-houses, the Genoan castle and the Church of St. Peter built in 1198 with a sheer drop onto the sea are characteristic of Portovenere.
Portovenere is a destination for tourists from all over the world, for its extremely suggestive landscapes, very similar to those of the nearby Cinque Terre (Five Lands), with its multicoloured houses arranged in parallel lines along the typical alleys of the maritime villages of the Ligurian region.
Seafaring in Portovenere
The port in Portovenere, enclosed by two L-shaped quays, offers an excellent anchorage point for leisure boaters, but spaces where to anchor boats are very few with respects to those requested. The port also offers various seafaring facilities, including assistance, engine repair service with a dockyard for boats weighing up to 5 tons. You can also find a service station outside the port near to a small jetty (tel. 0187.790299)
In front of Portovenere there is Palmaria island, part of which is still inhabited today and its surface measures 1.6 sq. km. On the island there are many historical buildings: The Umberto I and Cavour fortresses; at Punta Scuola there is a prison that dates back to the beginning of the 20th century that has been converted into a museum, several bunkers dating back to WWII.
The island of Palmaria is linked to La Spezia, Lerici and Portovenere itself via several ferries.
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