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Guide to Portovenere

An inspiration to poets, artists and writers throughout history

With its pastel hued buildings and idyllic seaside location, the Italian Riviera town of Portovenere is the kind of place that brings postcard settings to life and this hasn’t gone unnoticed by the yachting crowd.

As it sits on the beautiful Ligurian coast, just a few miles from the iconic villages of Cinque Terre, Portovenere’s colourful houses pop out beneath the summer sun of the Mediterranean. With its UNESCO World Heritage status it is often referred to as the sixth town of Cinque Terre, boasting a much quieter atmosphere and far fewer tourists. This combined with a pedestrian-only promenade makes for a perfect spot to relax and unwind. 

Portovenere is located on the Gulf of La Spezia, also known as the Gulf of Poets for it has long inspired the world’s wordsmiths with its idyllic beauty. The Portovenere Regional National Park is an area that is carefully protected to preserve its unspoilt scenery. It’s scattered with quiet coves, great swimming spots and trails including the walk from Riomaggiore to Portovenere that offers some of the best views of the Bay and beyond, perfect for luxury yacht rentals.

A full afternoon in Portovenere will give you enough time to enjoy the stunning Castle Doria, famed Byron’s Grotto, the Church of San Pietro, and a number of warm swimming spots. Superyacht vacations in these waters will usually embark from La Spezia and can also include stop-offs in the three Island of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto.

Throughout the long, balmy summer months in this part of the world, beautiful luxury yachts can be found dotted around the blue waters. Its a place to see the scenic side of Italy and really enjoy the beauty of your surroundings combined with the amenities of a superyacht.

If you're curious to discover more about the possibilities on offer in these waters, and the style you can enjoy them in, be sure to take a look at all of the luxury crewed yachts for rental in Italy. You should also get in touch with your preferred charter broker to learn more about the best times and places to visit.

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Reasons to Visit

Explore the famous Byrons Grotto
Enjoy spectacular views on the walk from Riomaggiore to Portovenere
Swim in the warm, quiet coves along the coast
Enjoy freshly caught fish in traditional Italian restaurants
Visit the beautiful Church of San Pietro

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