Theme Week Italian Riviera – Porto Venere

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Porto Venere from Lerici © Aconcagua/cc-by-sa-3.0

Porto Venere from Lerici © Aconcagua/cc-by-sa-3.0

Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. It comprises the three villages of Fezzano, Le Grazie and Porto Venere, and the three islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. In 1997 Porto Venere and the villages of Cinque Terre were designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The ancient Portus Veneris is believed to date back to at least the middle of the 1st century BC. It has been said that the name refers to a temple to the goddess Venus which was sited on the promontory where the church of Peter the Apostle now stands. The name has also been linked to that of the hermit Saint Venerius. In Roman times the city was essentially a fishing community.

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Porto Venere from Lerici © Aconcagua/cc-by-sa-3.0
The village lies at the southern end of a peninsula, which, breaking away from the jagged coastline of the Riviera di Levante, forms the western shore of the Gulf of La Spezia, or also known as the Poets. Bordered to the north by the municipality of La Spezia and south, west and east is washed by the Mediterranean Sea. Is about 14 kilometres (9 mi) north of La Spezia and 117 kilometres (73 mi) east of Genoa. In addition to the town, there are the two fractions of Fezzano and Le Grazie, and the archipelago of islands Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto for a total of 7.7 square kilometres (3.0 sq mi). There is a conveyor system with the sewer grates and pumps that push the waste into a subsea pipeline that comes out to about 200 metres (660 ft) beyond the toe of St. Peter. The strong current and high depth of discharge, about 35 metres (115 ft), contribute to the rapid dispersion of the fluid. The beaches of the area are very popular, with a water crystal clear and the strong current of the Ligurian Sea, which reaches close to the coast suddenly discrete depths.

Porto Venere is a town that lives mainly from tourism, catering and activities related to tourist accommodation. In recent years accommodation has become a very important business, such as hotels, Bed and Breakfast, guest houses and residences. A very popular shopping promenade is on the Doria quay and the picturesque Alley and panoramic views to the church of St. Peter invite for strolls around the village and the Doria Castle. The harbor of Porto Venere, although the smallest of Liguria, during summer season is always sold out and host many celebrities.

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