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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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American wine tasting in Liguria

American Wines disembark in Portovenere for a Tasting Evening at Palmaria Restaurant

On Saturday 24 June 2017, the fine wines of New York’s Finger Lakes Country will delight Italian and international wine lovers in Portovenere, the medieval village overlooking the Gulf of Poets next to Cinque Terre. The venue for this foodie event is Palmaria Restaurant, which features a sublime terrace with panoramic views of the local […]

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Cooking Lessons in Portovenere with Chef Parravicini

Cooking Lessons in Portovenere with Chef Parravicini

His delicious and creative cuisine, combined with the wine & food events hosted by Palmaria Restaurant, have been attracting the attention of Italian gastronomy media outlets and online food influencers. Chef Francesco Parravicini is so passionate about life in the kitchen, that he is now available for cooking lessons in Portovenere. Guests at the boutique […]

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Recipe of the Month: Seared cuttlefish, crunchy crumbs, sauteed cream and artichokes

Recipe of the Month: Seared cuttlefish, crunchy crumbs, sauteed cream and artichokes

In and around Portovenere, there is a great buzz around Palmaria Restaurant’s exciting foodie events. From wine and food pairings, to a special gourmet weekend with Eattiamo’s artisans of taste, to the newly launched Cooking Lessons – the restaurant is making the headlines at local and national level. Despite his busy schedule, Chef Francesco Parravicini […]

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Capolavori & Grand Hotel Portovenere

Italian crafts: 15% off with Grand Hotel Portovenere & Capolavori

Skilled Italian craftsmen create beautiful, unique pieces of art with their hands, using century-old traditions that were passed down from generation to generation. Grand Hotel Portovenere, the boutique hotel in the Gulf of Poets near Liguria’s Cinque Terre, celebrates the excellence of Made-in-Italy products created by craftsmen who are part of Capolavori. Capolavori is an […]

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