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Portofino, Florence and Tuscany

Portofino, Florence and Tuscany | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Discover some of Tuscany’s most stunning resorts and sublime historical treasures on this Italian tour. Based in the lovely spa town of Montecatini, you will explore the glorious Ligurian coast, dotted with some of Italy’s most exclusive resorts. At charming Santa Margherita Ligure, overlooking a lovely bay, you board a boat for a trip to Portofino, a stylish resort with a picturesque harbour lined with multicoloured buildings. You will explore the beautifully preserved glories of medieval Florence, including the iconic Ponte Vecchio bridge, lined with shops, and Santa Croce cathedral, with its stunning frescoes by Giotto and others. In the Uffizi Gallery, you can gaze at Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, among other world-famous artworks. You will discover the town of Pisa, with its famous leaning tower and medieval cathedral, and Lucca, with its medieval Torre del Oro clock tower. You can also explore the five fishing villages known as the Cinque Terre, with pastel-hued houses perched above steep rocky bays and promontories. [...]

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Porto Venere seen by Lyn

Porto Venere seen by Lyn | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The first time I visited Porto Venere we took the boat from La Spezia to Monterosso and stopped for coffee at Porto Venere.
It is just so wonderful viewing this stunning coast-line from the water and then arriving by boat. It is only a short trip by boat or if you wish there is the option of a half day tour of the area.
Porto Venere is a town on the Ligurian coast in the province of La Spezia. While staying in La Spezia I took the bus several times to Porto Venere to spend the day. It is not far to wander to one of the many restaurants for a lunch.
Rather than staying in La Spezia or the Cinque Terre, Porto Venere is another great option for staying and using as a home base for all the day trips by boat or ferry to Cinque Terre, Portofino, Rapallo and Santa Margherita
From the port you can take boats to Lerici, La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Palmaria or Portofino. Taxi boats are affordable too if you are at least 4 people. The trip to Portofino is certainly another highlight of this divine coastline.
Porto Venere reminds me of a fishing village on the Mediterranean without the noise of the city life. The sea views are amazing and the seafood is wonderful. If you enjoy photography you will be very busy with your camera.
The evening walks along the beach front watching the sunset are magic. [...]

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Why a weekend break in Portofino right now

Why a weekend break in Portofino right now | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

As the final traces of summer’s honeysuckle scent cling to Portofino’s piazzetta, the film stars and fashionistas jump on their superyachts, seeking warmer climates. The town, flanked by pastel-coloured houses, comes alive in the autumnal sunshine and many locals venture out on strolls through the now quieter town. Bag the seats at the best restaurants that spill across the harbour, swim in the child-free, sun-warmed Paraggi bay and enjoy uninterrupted views over the Italian Riviera. It’s the perfect time to steal a slice of la dolce vita in peace. [...]

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