From Lerici we set off for Portovenere. Portovenere is a part of UNESCO World Heritage site “Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)”. These villages date back to the later Middle Ages.Tourists usually ferry from Lerici to Portovenere and also to other little fishing villages along the bay of the Ligurian Sea. The compact settlements look colorful, clinging on to edges of the steep slopes of the mountains.

Luckily we got a parking lot along a hillside main road, lucky because it was a Sunday and there were tourists in large numbers, thanks to the irresistible picnicking weather. We got mind blowing views of the harbor of Portovenere and the sea below from here. Portovenere is famous for its sea food and wine, though we missed out on the first one, we very sensibly picked up a sample of the second one only to lose our senses over it later.

At a distance were the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. The vast blue sea soothed our eyes. The lucky tourists were there in their white sail boats and they made awesome pictures for me.

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38 Responses

  1. Joop Zand says:

    Wow…..thats a nice location Indrani….. prima photo's.

    greetings, Joop

  2. Good pictures of the cities and the sea Indrani.

  3. pietrzyk says:

    Beautiful pictures.Greetings Andrzej.

  4. Anya says:

    When i see this
    I want to sail 🙂
    That's typical Europe "sailing"
    Did you try is also 😉

    Lovely shots !!

  5. Between the Devil & the deep Blue sea

  6. Hilary says:

    Wow.. what a beautiful place. I love the multi-coloured dwellings.

  7. Haddock says:

    I really envy you.
    (I think I will have to really make that passport)

  8. Pietro says:

    Indrani, I spent many enjoyable days at Portovenere! Splendid views indeed!
    Have you been to Santa Margherita and Portofino too?

  9. again, thanks for the tour.

  10. Beautiful and unique photographs. What a place to visit.

  11. Lovely tour with photographs.

  12. George says:

    Your photographs are absolutely gorgeous. I love the blue of the sea with the white boats on it. The colorful houses in your first picture remind me of Rainbow Row in Charleston, South Carolina.

  13. Sylvia K says:

    Fantastic captures as always, Indrani! I, too, love the blue sea, the boats and the colorful houses! What a delightful place to visit! Hope you have a lovely day and a great weekend!


  14. magiceye says:

    amazingly beautiful place!
    lovely images!

  15. EG Wow says:

    These scenes make me want to board a plane for Italy tonight. 🙂

  16. J Bar says:

    What a beautiful place.

  17. Ann says:

    I like the soft pastel colours of those buildings.

  18. Wow.. Stunning views!!! Love the pastel colored houses in the first pic!!

  19. Carver says:

    What a great place to visit. I wish I was sailing in one of those boats.

  20. Eds says:

    I really want to learn how to sail. nice entry!

  21. Rajesh says:

    Beautiful shots, very picturesque.

  22. Cloudia says:

    Bella, Dear, Bella!

    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral



  23. INTERESTING SHOTS..LOVE THE FIRST ONE….graceolsson.com/blog

  24. ladyfi says:

    What lovely shots – and what an adventure for you!

  25. eileeninmd says:

    Lovely photos, Indrani! You had a beautiful view of the sea and harbor.

  26. eileeninmd says:

    Lovely photos, Indrani! You had a beautiful view of the sea and harbor.

  27. beautiful pictures….especialy the last one

  28. Denise says:

    Fantastic! What a beautiful place to visit. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos Indrani. I always enjoy my visits here.

  29. Lovely photos and gorgeous landscape!

  30. Fantastic views. Lovely Portovenere.

  31. Oh, what a beautiful this place is!

  32. YOSEE says:

    The Sea looks lovely !

  33. Onkar says:

    I loved the pictures, especially the first one.

  34. Your images make «Louis» want to go see this in person!

  35. Merisi says:

    Beautifully captured!

    Congratulations on winning Hilary's Post of the Week Award!

  36. A step into my favorite part of the world. I have been to Lerrici each time i go overseas.

  37. Lokks lovely. I am planning to go to Italy this Spring, I may have to check this out.

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