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The name of the village (Portus Veneris) derived from a temple dedicated to the goddess Venus, located exactly in the place where now stands the Church of St. Peter. The name was probably related to the fact that, according to legend, the goddess was born from the foam of the sea, abundant just below the cliff. Or, we like to believe, because Porto Venere was a beautiful and romantic even then.

The village lies at the southern end of a peninsula, which, breaking away from the jagged coastline of the eastern Ligurian Riviera, forms the western shore of the Gulf of La Spezia. At the end of the peninsula there are three small islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto, only Palmaria Island, which lies directly opposite the village of Porto Venere beyond a narrow arm of the sea, is a small part inhabited.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9514 W: 132 N: 18442] (119531)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-05-26
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-04-01 0:27
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