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Punta della Castagna

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  • Day22

    Today we took the ferry to Portovenere to check out the town and the Church of Saint Peter. It is such a great way to see the coastline and we were very lucky that the ferry wasn't full and we got great seats on top to admire the view.
    It amazes me how some of the houses on the steep hillsides are even built and how on earth people get to them.
    The Church of Saint Peter is the first thing you see as you come into Portovenere on the ferry as it is built on the cliff above the sea, in the Gulf of the Poets, also known as the Gulf of La Spezia. Built in 1198 over what was left of an ancient pagan temple, Saint Peter’s was probably completed between 1256 and 1277, when its distinctive black-and-white striped body was erected. Then, from the 15th century on, fires and ransacking caused great damage to the structure, until it was fully renovated in the 1930s. The church's striped body, made from black rock and white marble makes it an eye-catching monument.
    The bronze doors decorated with different figures make for a striking entrance and the dark naves give the church a very solemn feel.
    The view from the outside terrace to the sea is amazing, especially on such a clear day as today. While the church isn't big, it was nice to visit.
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  • Day9

    Den 8

    May 5 in Italy

    Odchadzame zo zapadneho pobrezia. Este doobeda sa zastavime v mestecku Portovenere, ktore lezi na cipe oblasti 5T. Je tu zaujimavy romansky kostol a nad mestom pevnost. Kavicka, kroasant a vynikajuca focaccia. Polezali sme si este na plazi a ked uz sa to tam zacalo plnit turistami, vyrazame smer Parma, Modena, Bologna az do mesta Ferrara, kde prespime. Cesta trvala asi 3h (270km) a stala neuveritelnych 24,60€. Dialnice su tu neturisticky drahe. Od Ferrary sme nic necakali a preto nas velmi prekvapila. Velmi tiche, ciste a kludne mesto. Obrovska pesia zona, vsade kaviarne, bary a kostoly. Prepletali sme sa ulickami a nakukli do restauracii, ktore nas zaujali. Zas raz sme si vybrali spravne. Obaja sme zvolili tuho lokalne domace cappellacci. Nieco ako ravioly plnene tekvicovym pyre. Ja na ragu a D na maslovo salviovej omacke. Maju tu aj lokalny rozok, chuti ako nas, ale robia ho v cudnom tvare.Read more

  • Day7

    in Portovenere 2. Tag/2. Giorno

    May 13, 2016 in Italy

    ...der zweite Tag war noch überraschender als wir entdeckten was sich am ende der alten Piratenbucht befindet... eine gut erhaltene Festung mit Kappelle und was sich hinter den Mauern befindet war Atemberaubend... So sehr das wir ganz nah an den Klippen vorbei sind um dem Tosenden Meer nahe zu sein... Fantastisches und überwältigendes Erlebnis... und nass sind wir auch geworden :-)

    ... Il secondo giorno è stato ancora più sorprendente quando abbiamo scoperto quello che alla fine del vecchio "Pirate Bay" è ... una fortezza ben conservata con la cappella e ciò che è dietro le mura era mozzafiato ... Cosi pressi che siamo passati dai scogli dell mare per essere ancora più vicini... fantastico e travolgente esperienza ... e bagnato, siamo diventati pure :-)Read more

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