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Portofino Main sights
Statue of Christ of the Abyss, put underwater on August 29, 1954 in the small bay at a depth of 17 metres. This statue was placed to protect fishermen and scuba divers and in memory of Duilio Marcante. Sculpted by Guido Galletti, it represents a benedictory Christ who is looking up towards the sky with open arms as a sign of peace.
Castello Brown (16th century).
Church of St. Martin (Divo Martino, 12th century).
Church of St. George, housing some saints' relics.
Oratory of Santa Maria Assunta, in Gothic style.
Porto Venere 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 Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" is composed of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Everyone should visit Portofino at least once in their lifetime. This small, traditional Ligurian fishing village, in which no new houses have been built since 1935, retains an unspoiled, old-world charm. Wiggly roads, pretty pink and yellow houses, a bustling harbour, all offset by scenery of staggering natural beauty, make it an irresistible retreat, and one that over the years has attracted writers such as Guy de Maupassant and Truman Capote, and the most glamorous Hollywood stars, including Liz Taylor, Richard Burton, Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable.
The charming Piazzetta is lined with cafés and restaurants, while the main street, Via Roma, glitters with designer boutiques and jewellers’ and artists’ workshops. Sit with a cappuccino admiring the boats coming in and going out, or take off on a walk into the beautiful, pine-clad hills. Diving is excellent from here, and you may encounter the exotic red coral, Corallium Rubrum. There are also charming cultural sites to visit, including the Church of St George and Castello Brown.
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The Cinque Terre is one of Italy’s most precious treasures. Its five lands, or villages—Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore—are linked by a rugged, 18km coastal path that winds past steeply terraced olive groves and vineyards, white-sand beaches, colourful, higgledy-piggledy houses seemingly stacked on top of each other, and the most spectacular rocky seascapes imaginable.
The area has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997 and cars are restricted, making it a peaceful, traffic-free haven—apart from the electric buses that climb the steep streets. The villages are also linked by trains, which mostly cut through the mountains. As well as olive oils, pestos and wines, deep-fried anchovies and mouthwatering gelatos are specialities of the region and well worth sampling at every stop along the coastal trail.
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