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Meet the Buzzards of Portovenere

You are sitting at the table enjoying your Italian breakfast on the outdoor terrace. Around you, the waves dance rhythmically and the Mediterranean vegetation glows under the intense blue sky, while the sun lights up the pastel colors that characterize the seafront promenade of Portovenere. It is one of those picture-perfect moments in your much-deserved […]

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Gluten free restaurants in Cinque Terre

First Gluten Free Restaurant in Portovenere

The sea village of Portovenere, neighbor of Cinque Terre, has its own first gluten free restaurant. In fact, Palmaria Restaurant has just been included in the Official National Guide by the Italian Society for the Celiac Disease – AIC (Associazione Italiana Celiachia). As of July 2017, Palmaria Restaurant becomes the thirteenth officially recognized gluten-free restaurant […]

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Dimora Storica in the Gulf of Poets: the history of Grand Hotel Portovenere

In Italy, the concept of Dimora Storica (literal translation: historic dwelling or mansion) denotes an ancient building that is part of the nation’s historic and cultural heritage. The province of La Spezia, and in particular the Gulf of Poets, is home to a number of Dimore Storiche (plural). One of such charming buildings is located […]

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