Best Time To Visit: April – October, although the sea is warm enough for swimming by June.
Key Cruising Areas: The Archipelago of Portovenere is set on the steep, green-hilled coast of the Gulf of La Spezia, dotted with pastel-coloured buildings, unique ports, golden beaches, and sheltered anchorages.
Don’t Miss: Byron Grotto is one of the most famous sights of Portovenere. Named after the poet, the grotto can only be reached by boat. Travel by tender to see the natural caves, and incredible waters that turn a kaleidoscope of greens, blues, and purples in the late day sun.
Best Spots for Wining and Dining: For the freshest fish and an incredible setting, take your tender out to Palmaria Island. Enjoy spectacular views and fantastic food at the restaurant Locanda Lorena. Book a table after sunset and try the legendary spaghetti alla Giuseppe accompanied with recommended local wine.