We offer a private tour of the ancient town of Portovenere and a private boat tour of the famous islands of the “Gulf of Poets”, catching the naturally stunning sites of cliffs, grottos, and fortress in the Italian Riviera.
Discover the allurements of Portovenere and the famous islands of the Gulf of Poets along with its rich historical heritage in a private tour
Come along and join our private tour of the ancient town of Portovenere. Our meeting point begins in La Spezia railway station. From La Spezia, we will take a public boat (weather permitting, otherwise we will have to take a bus) to the ancient town of Portovenere. It is a town with hidden treasure highlighted by the breath-taking landscapes that are naturally architected by mother nature and mankind over time. Part of the tour, we will visit the Doria Castle, Gothic Church of St. Peter, the medieval convent of Le Grazie, the Romanesque church of St. Lawrence and the remains of the 1st century Roman villas. The town itself is surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, rocky horizons, and a crystalline sea. Your private guide will lead you to discover the combination of beauty and history that created this wonderful strip of homes that lay across the shoreline of the marina.
In the afternoon, we will take a private boat tour of the famous islands of the “Gulf of Poets”. A gorgeous bay that is full of quaint little villages with colorful buildings on steep cliffs. The impressive cliffs, grottos, and fortresses of this beautiful stretch of coast were loved by numerous poets and writers such as Byron and Shelley.
The Byron’s Grotto is named after an event when the English poet Lord Byron swam across the bay of Portovenere to visit another fellow poet, Shelley. The beautiful cove is located at the end of the Protovenere’s promontory, just below the 13th century Gothic Church of St. Peter. The view at Byron’s Grotto highlights the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. The Byron Cup, swimming challenge is held every year to commemorate Byron’s legendary action.
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Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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