The Gulf of the Poets, named after Lord Byron and Shelley who lived here and took inspiration from its beauty, is dominated by Portovenere and the 3 Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto), which all are part of Unesco World Heritage Sites. The 3 small inaccessible Islands are located just in front of Portovenere, the pearl of the Gulf, and are rich in vegetation and animals. Their beauty, especially at sunset, is breathtaking! With a 1 hour tour, starting from the port of La Spezia (Banchina Revel), I'll guide you through the hidden gems of the Gulf and the 3 Islands: • Torre Scola, a 16th century military fort built at the center of the Gulf and damaged during the Napoleonic wars • Portovenere, the true pearl of the Gulf, with it enchanted village and San Pietro ancient roman church, known as the world's most beautiful one • "Azzurra" grotto in Palmaria, shining gold at sunset • The Tino old-lighthouse, one of the few remaining in Europe • "Madonna Stella Maris" statue emerging from the sea outside Tinetto • The dismissed cableway used until the II World Wars to load the marble from the local quarry • The many unique military installations from the 1st and 2nd World Wars
Ciao! I'm Filippo, a 37 y.o. former professional skipper with a genuine passion for the sea. I spent more than 10 years sailing around Europe and America, taking part to many sailing competitions and match races and meeting extraordinary people before deciding to come back home. The reason? I truly belong here. My home is this Gulf of Poets, with its people, its villages, its taste and its secret spots. I'm honoured to share all this with you, through a genuine enriching experience made of italianness, fun and freedom. Fancy a sunset aperitivo on the water with your beloved ones? :)
Some snacks to be tasted with the wine
A good bottle of wine
It is 1 hour tour, we will navigate in the Golfo dei Poeti, getting to the side of Lerici looking at the colours changing bach to the Portovenere's mountains. The atmosphere is chilling and I will share with you the story of this land and have a bottle of wine with a little aperitive on board.
curiosity, enthusiasm and a camera to take your best shots.
We'll wait for you at the boarding point (Banchina Revel, La Spezia), 10 minutes before the departure time.
"Dolcevita Sunset Aperitivo" Boat Tour