Typical village apt.centrally located great views!

The Poets Gulf, Liguria, Italy
Typical village apt.centrally located great views!
2 bedrooms
4 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Apartment
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the The Poets Gulf vacation apartment rental
Apartment Portovenere is located in the fisherman's village of Portovenere, one of the most beautiful and romantic areas of the Italian Riviera. A perfect base for visiting the CinqueTerre, Portovenere is less crowded and very authentic.

The apartment is very conveniently located only a five minute walk from the historical center and just down the road from local restaraunts, supermarkets, and tourist attarctions. The ferries to the CinqueTerre and to other areas in the Poet's GUlf is also just down the road.

Apartment Portovenere is a two bedroom one bathroom apartment with fantastic views and a small terrace overlooking the Poet's Gulf. Upon entering the apartment, to the right is the dining table that seats up to six and the comfortable living room area that overlooks onto the terrace. To your left is a small but totally renovated new kitchen with microwave, dishwasher,etc. The apartment has two comfortably furnished bedrooms. One has two single beds and the second that also has a great view has one queen size bed and two bunk beds for children. The bathroom has a bathtub and a hand held shower. There is also a washing machine,air conditioning, internet, etc.

The apartment also has it's own spacious garage for those travelling to the area by car. For those travelling by train, the owner does pick ups at the train station in La spezia.

This is the perfect set up for two couples or for a family. Upon request the owner can supply her guests with baby equipment such as bed, stroller, car seat, etc.

Sarah Bratcher

Area Information
Portovenere is considered an authentic "jewel" by many. Those that have visited Portovenere and the surroundings will not easily forget it's beauty. The views onto the Cinque Terre from the San Pietro church and the Carruggio (the winding little road in the middle of the historical center) give such an authentic Italian feel that even back home the memories will immerse.

Portovenere has Roman origins as can be seen in the San Pietro church. "Portus Veneris" is found in certain historical writings as far back as 161 A.C. In the beginning of the first century the Genovese took over Portovenere and it became an important port because of it's strategic position in the conflicts against Pisa. For this reason in the year 1161 Portovenere was fortified. It's strategical importance fell around the the 16th century due to a terrible loss against the Aragonesi. Soon therafter the Republic of Genoa turned it into an actual military base and commercial port.

The most important historical and architectural things to admire are the medieval entrance to the historical center that dates back to 1113; the San Lorenzo church, built in 1130, conserving inside a marble icon made by Mino da Fiesole and other very important and antique paintings and historical objects; the San Pietro church, erected in th 7th Century on top of a pre-existing Roman temple, afterwards subject to architectural variations in different eras ;and last, the castle that dates back to the 17th century was built on the remains of a medieval fortress.

Other things not as historical but just as beautiful are the Grotta Byron, where poets Byron and Shelley would go for a swim while admiring the views, and the seafront walk. A visit to the Palmaria Island and it's pathways is worth a day's trip and of course a boat trip to the Cinque Terre is something to see. The pathway that starts from the main piazza of Portovenere and leads upwards onto Riomaggiore is an idea for the adventurous. The less adventurous can make it as far as the Muzzerone and back to Potovenere for a glass of fresh wine!

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