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Portovenere Harbor, Liguria - by Derek Halkett Photography

Blue Flag for the Bay of La Spezia & Portovenere

As we head into summer season, it’s good to know what beaches and seas in Italy are ranked the highest in terms of cleanliness and environmental sustainability. The Blue Flag certification is awarded every year by the International Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), which evaluates beaches on a series of strict criteria.   Italy’s cleanest […]

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Why is Portovenere a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Why is Portovenere a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

In 1997, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) inscribed the Gulf of Poets in its list of World Heritage Sites. Specifically, the places that were included in the prestigious list are Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. The World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 UNESCO member states, decided […]

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