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Stefano Rossi e poiana a Portovenere - Buzzard bird control

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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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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