Navigation in the Golfo dei Poeti
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“Le strade sono larghe e le case alte e gialle…” It is La Spezia seen by Ernest Hemingway, a few words for an exceptional portrait: the city made up of palaces and wide streets.
The size of the buildings makes us understand how the city experienced an extraordinary development, starting from the second half of the nineteenth century, when the great Maritime Military Arsenal, wanted by the Savoy, largely changed its destiny and face.
In fact, the city has an ancient history. Capital of the ephemeral Lordship of Niccolò Fieschi, inevitably linked to the events of Genoa until the fall of the Ligurian Republic. And the Genoese influence is still perceptible, you can see it by walking along the alley that cuts the ancient center in half, the Via del Prione, so called from the stone, in La Spezia "prion", from where the public notices were read. Visit of the historic center and then continue by boat to Portovenere, an enchanting village that is reflected in the beautiful crystalline sea, crossed by a picturesque "carrugio", in a splendid position overlooking the sea. Portovenere is loved by tourists who visit it for its simple but very suggestive landscapes, for the colorful colors of its tower-houses arranged in parallel rows and again for the amenity of its alleys. Visit of the small village and stop at the main points of interest such as the beautiful church of San Pietro located right on the tip of the promontory. Boat excursion to Lerici, located at the eastern end of the "Golfo dei Poeti" and dominated by the imposing castle. Rich in villas, gardens and beaches, it was the favorite stay of English Romantics such as Byron and Shelley… Time available for a walk in the charming village or along the seafront. Return by boat to Portovenere.
LIGURIA - La Spezia