August in Porto Venere: Food, Art & Music

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Don’t miss the following events if you are visiting Porto Venere in August 2018!

Local Delights: Muscoli at Sunset
Palmaria Restaurant hosts a weekly appointment “al fresco”: enjoy mussels (local muscoli), bruschetta and grilled vegetables on the most beautiful terrace of the Gulf of Poets. From 7pm to 8pm on Thursdays 2, 9, 23 and 30 August, and on Friday 17 August in occasion of the Madonna Bianca Festival.

mussels porto venere

Local Traditions: Madonna Bianca Festival
Hundreds of candles and lights will light up Portovenere on the night of 17 August, creating an amazing spectacle. You can learn more about the Festa della Madonna Bianca here.

Italian Public Holiday: Ferragosto
Ferragosto is celebrated on 15 August and coincides with the major Catholic feast of the Assumption of Mary. On this occasion, Palmaria Restaurant will propose a dedicated menu.

palmaria ferragosto portovenere

Live Music
Italian singer Tiziana Gasparetti performs in Portovenere from 18:30 to 22:30 on Fridays 3, 10, 24 and 31 August 2018. The concerts take place on the terrace of Venus Bar. In occasion of these shows, there is a special offer in collaboration with Hop Hop Boat: if you choose this taxi boat to reach Portovenere from Lerici or La Spezia, book your dinner at Palmaria Restaurant and receive a dessert free of charge! (You have to present your ticket of the boat ride on the same evening).
In the small fraction of Fezzano you can enjoy live music on Wednesdays at 9pm. The concerts vary from jazz to improvisation to dj sets. You can check the concerts calendar on

Movies under the stars
Outdoor movie projections at Piazza San Pietro from 9:30pm. The movies are dubbed in Italian. You can check the movie calendar on

cinema portovenere

Local Events
The small village of Le Grazie celebrates “Festa di San Lorenzo” on 11 August and “Festa della Borgata” on 15 and 19 August. You will find music stands and music along the streets.

Art & Theater
Il Volo dell’Arte” Association hosts an art exhibition from 18 to 24 August at Sala Mantero, in Via Capellini 99, Portovenere. On 14 August at 9pm, at San Pietro Church you can enjoy the theatrical performance by “Gruppo Tradizioni Popolari Portoveneresi“.

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