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Portovenere

SEITERRE! In my very humble opinion Portovenere (or Porto Venere), should be the “6th Terra!” And they should called them “Seiterre” from now on, not merely Five! Visiting the area and skipping PortoVenere is being dumb! The town of PortoVenere is located at the southern end of a peninsula, which, breaking away from the jagged […]

Monterosso & Vernazza—Two of the “Cinque”

CINQUE TERRE The name Cinque Terre means “Five Lands”, meaning the Five Villages or, as was called in ancient times, “lands” instead of “villages.” It is the coastal strip consisting of the villages of (from west to east, that is from Genoa to La Spezia), Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, which stretches for about […]