Meet with your local private guide at Portovenere. From there, you will depart immediately to Palmaria Island. You will have enough time to hike on the beautiful island, catching panoramic views and interesting sites. At the end of the hike, you will make your way back to Portovenere and venture into the ancient town to discover the combination of beauties and history that lines along the shores of the Marina.
Discover the Gulf of Poets
Gulf of Poets is also known as the Gulf of La Spezia that has gorgeous colorful buildings, quaint villages, and steep cliffs. The serene clear water surrounding the Italian Riviera magnifies the charms of the Gulf of Poets. The bay is most loved by famous and well-known poets and writers such as, Shelley, Byron, Petrarch, and Montale who took the quietness as their channeling thoughts and inspirations. The beauty of it is unspeakable. A fishing bay much likens to Cinque Terre offers you a great place to indulge in fresh seafood while enjoying the warm climate.
The Gulf of Poets is a beautiful area full of little villages, gorgeous colors and steep cliffs that disappear into the blue waters below. Also known as the Gulf of La Spezia this area of the Ligurian Riviera begins at the Magra river and finishes at the town of Portovenere. The Bay – so called because it was a favorite of writers like Shelley, Byron, Petrarca and Montale – includes the picturesque villages of Lerici, Sarzana, Tellaro, San Terenzo, Montemarcello, the city of La Spezia, and the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto.
Hike through the Palmaria Island
Arriving by ferry from the ancient town of Portovenere, you will get a spectacular view of the Palmaria Island and the Gulf of Poets that is before the village. We will start our half a day hike on the beautiful vegetation island and see its beautiful beaches that are unspoiled and untouched by mankind.
Here you will see many interesting sights and views of Portovenere and the Gulf of La Spezia. As we venture out into the island, features such as Grotta Azzurra (Blue Cave), Cave of Pigeons and Mediterranean vegetation that is composed of 500 species!
Visit the ancient Town of Portovenere
At the end of the hiking trip, you will make your way back to Portovenere. It is a hidden treasure with breathtaking landscapes that are naturally architected by mother nature and mankind over time. A town that is rich in history, its story can still be seen and re-told through monuments and ancient buildings like Doria Castle, St. Peter Church and St. Lawrence Church. The city's Art Nouveau architecture can be seen throughout the buildings, garden, arts and theaters.
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.
Other eXPeriences in Liguria
Join also the Private Tour of the Centre of Genoa, with visit to the old shops and food tastings, the Private Traditional Cooking Lesson at Cinque Terre, the Private Tour of Cinque Terre, with Wine Tasting, the Private Tour of Santa Margherita and Portofino with Snorkeling Experience or the Private Tour of Portovenere with Boat Ride!