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Artisans in Portovenere: workshops in and around town

Almost 4.400 enterprises in Liguria are small, family-owned artisan businesses (data by Confartigianato). In most cases, young artisans inherit the traditional craft from their parents. Their work, whether passed down from generation to generation or picked up by new entrepreneurs interested in ancient crafts, plays a fundamental role in safeguarding old heritage and traditions. There […]

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Vintage Portovenere: old postcards of La Spezia Gulf, Liguria

Vintage Portovenere: a blast in the past

The Ligurian sea village of Portovenere has been a historic destination for elite tourism for over a decade. This collection of beautiful postcards from the mid 1900s depict a vintage Portovenere in the placid Gulf of Poets, conveying the sense of exclusivity and history that has enchanted past and modern visitors alike.   Modern vs. Vintage Portovenere: spot the […]

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