Are you looking for a spring break destination on the Italian Riviera, perhaps near the famous Cinque Terre but away from the hustle and bustle? Consider enjoying Easter in Portovenere, the gem off the beaten track located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Porto Venere, Cinque Terre and the Islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto.
Grand Hotel Portovenere proposes a Special Easter Deal that offers you 10% off the delicious Easter Sunday Menu at Palmaria Restaurant (or 15% off if you are a party of 4 people or more), plus free wi-fi connection, buffet breakfast and free on-site garage parking (a real privilege in this part of Liguria!). You can book your Easter vacation here.
Easter in the Gulf of Poets: What to See and Do?
You can either enjoy a short Easter weekend or book a long stay of 7 days or more. What can you do during your Easter Week in the Gulf of Poets?
If you arrive on the weekend before Easter, you are just in time for the Melges 20 regattas from 7 to 9 April, an exciting race between beautiful sailboats. For more on this event, read Melges 2017 Sailing Series returns to Portovenere.
Throughout spring you can visit a truly inspiring exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci. How cool would it be to see some of his inventions, such as flying machines, war vehicles and mechanics & hydraulics devices? You can do just that in the Firmafede Fortress in Sarzana, from 18 March to 1 May 2017. Find out more about “Le Macchine di Leonardo” here.
Activities to be enjoyed in the Gulf of Poets include sightseeing in the ancient hamlets of Portovenere, Lerici, Sarzana and Cinque Terre (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso); eco-tourism and hiking in the Nature Parks of Portovenere and Cinque Terre; wine tasting and winery visits; cooking lessons and shopping; sailing in an exclusive motorboat.
One of the advantages of choosing the Gulf of Poets as your base for your travels, is that it’s ideally located near other beautiful destinations and regions. You can easily reach Portofino and Genoa moving westwards along the Italian Riviera; Milan going north; Parma and Bologna if you head east; and Tuscany (Versilia, Florence, Pisa…) if you travel 90-120 minutes south.