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La Spezia: Gulf of Poets Boat Trip

1. La Spezia: Gulf of Poets Boat Trip

Sail along the western coast of the Gulf of Poets and admire villages that makeup Borgate Marinare. Cross the Le Bocche strait and stop at coves in the Portovenere Archipelago. Stop at the Blue Grotto, the Stella Maris, and the Portoro Marble Quarrie, and pass by a mussel farm. Start the sailing trip by following the western coast of the Gulf of Poets until you reach Portovenere. Admire the village of Portovenere and the wild Palmaria Island before stopping at a cove in Portovenere Archipelago, where you will have the chance to go for a swim. Hop back on board and head to the Blue Grotto. After seeing the Blue Grotto, visit Stella Maris and the Portoro Marble Quarries. See Byron's Grotto, where legend has it, Lord Byron lived and would swim across the bay. Discover the small town Lerici, where Mary and Percy Shelley lived, and other gems, including Tellaro and the Fiascherino's Bay. Stop in the bay and go for a swim behind Lerici's Medieval Castle. On the way back, pass by the local mussel farms.

Porto Venere: Local Food and Wine Tasting in a Villa

2. Porto Venere: Local Food and Wine Tasting in a Villa

Settle into the decadent setting of a villa in Porto Venere. View the beautiful village and sea, and witness the traditional preparation of Scherpada, made in a round terracotta. Sip on local wines while listening to a 'tasting guide,' and discover the varieties of grapes in each glass. Appreciate the process of preparing the special dough in a cast iron plate for the delicious Scherpada. Sit by the fire in winter, or relax in the garden in summer. Share a foodie experience with other cuisine lovers, and take in the stunning Portovenerian view.

From Lerici: Scuba Diving Lessons and Dive in Portovenere

3. From Lerici: Scuba Diving Lessons and Dive in Portovenere

Learn from a diving instructor how to move and breathe underwater before beginning your first scuba diving lesson. Then, dive into the blue sea and experience the silence of underwater life. Feel the extraordinary sensation of floating weightlessly among colorful fish and corals. Meet your instructor at the scuba diving school near Lerici and try out the diving equipment. Next, leave the shoreline on a boat to one of the most spectacular diving spots in the protected marine area of Porto Venere. Learn the theoretical basics, and how to wear the diving equipment. Move hand in hand with your instructor into the water, where you’ll be able to try breathing underwater on your first dive.

Private Tour of the Shelleys in Lerici nearby Cinque Terre

4. Private Tour of the Shelleys in Lerici nearby Cinque Terre

This tour starts from La Spezia train station, where you will meet your private guide for the day. With a private taxi, you'll reach the beautiful village of Lerici, one of the places near the Cinque Terre that the Shelleys loved the most. You'll explore Lerici with your guide and get to see the famous Shelley House. You will the board a ferry to the picturesque village of Portovenere. Once there, you will explore the islands of the Poet's Gulf, such as Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. These islands are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll have the change to learn everything about the Shelleys and the other poets who stayed here and the reasons why these places inspired them so much! Just ask your expert guide.

From La Spezia: Lerici, San Terenzo, and Tellaro Guided Tour

5. From La Spezia: Lerici, San Terenzo, and Tellaro Guided Tour

There are not only the Cinque Terre, let yourself be enchanted by the magnificent trio located on the opposite side of the Gulf of Poets from Portovenere. Lerici, with its castle, residence for travelers in the past; Tellaro, with its unique beauty so as to be inserted in the most beautiful villages in Italy and San Terenzo with its peace and quiteness that you feel in the air, will satisfy your eyes. For lovers of literature, there will be a stop in front of Villa Magni, home of the well-known English writer Percy Shelley. We recommend as a snack point the "Focacceria la Linetta" in San Terenzo where you can enjoy an amazing local focaccia or "La Coscienza di Zeno" Cafè in Lerici to taste all kinds of specialties (vegan and vegetarian options included).

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