San Venerio Festival 2019 on Tino Island

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The Island of Tino is a military space that is usually closed to visitors. But every year in September, in occasion of San Venerio Festival, it opens its frontiers to the public. San Venerio was a hermit monk in the monastery that once existed on Tino Island. On dark nights, he used to light up a bonfire to help traveling ships to orientate themselves in the Gulf of Poets. He was born on Palmaria Island in 560 circa, and died on Isola del Tino in 630. Today, he is Patron Saint of the Bay of La Spezia and Protector of marine lighthouses.

Tino Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Portovenere, the islands of Palmaria and Tinetto, and Cinque Terre.

Tino Island Lighthouse by Elisabetta Cesari
The picturesque Lighthouse on Tino Island [photo by Elisabetta Cesari]

San Venerio 2019 Dates

San Venerio is celebrated on 13 September of every year. In 2019, the Festival will honor the patron saint by allowing public visits on the island on 13, 14 and 15 September.

This is the first year in which it will be possible to visit the archaeological area with the remains of the Roman monastery and the ruins of the medieval monastery, in addition to the lighthouse from where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of all the Gulf of Poets, the exhibit on the history of lighthouse technology, and even some of fascinating tunnels used in World War II. There will also be 2 photographic exhibitions dedicated to the first underwater photo contest on the island.

Tino Island [photo by Elisabetta Cesari]

How to reach Tino Island

You can book the fast transfers provided by HopHop Boat at your convenience, or use the local transport system to reach Tino Island with the following schedule.

FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
Departures from LA SPEZIA:
09:00 – 10:10 – 12:15 – 14:30 – 16:10
Return from TINO to LA SPEZIA:
10:45 – 12:45 – 15:00 – 16:45 – 18:00
Departures from PORTOVENERE:
09:45 – 11:15 – 12:30 – 14:15 – 15:30
Return from TINO to PORTOVENERE:
11:30 – 12:45 – 14:30 – 15:45 – 17:45

SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER
Departures from LA SPEZIA:
09:30 – 10:40 – 11:50 – 14:15 – 15:30
Return from TINO to LA SPEZIA:
11.10 am – 12.20 pm – 2.45 pm – 4.10 pm – 6.00 pm

SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER
Departures from LA SPEZIA:
09:30 – 10:40 – 11:50 – 14:15 – 15:30
Return from TINO to LA SPEZIA:
11.10 am – 12.20 pm – 2.45 pm – 4.10 pm – 6.00 pm
Departures from LERICI:
09:40 – 10:50 – 12:00 – 14:30
Return from TINO to LERICI:
11:20 – 12:30 – 15:00 – 16:20 – 17:30
Departures from PORTOVENERE:
09:45 – 11:15 – 12:30 – 14:15 – 15:30
Return from TINO to PORTOVENERE:
11:30 – 12:45 – 14:30 – 15:45 – 17:45

For more information visit www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it

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