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Portovenere is a small village in the Poets' Gulf in the Eastern Liguria; it is part with the Cinque Terre of the Unesco World Heritage Found.
It was settled probably around the 50 b.C. and became an important small city only after the Genovese domination, from the year 1113. Portovenere became the first bastion against the great enemy of Genova in that centuries: Pisa, that occupied all the coastline just to Lerici, exactly in front of Portovenere on the other side of the Poets' Gulf.

The harbour is dominated by the castle, on the top of the hill, and by the Tower-Houses: a long front of vertical buildings one close to the others, to compose a big defensive wall against pirates or other enemies.

That image was took by a small ferry that leave from Lerici, stop in Portovenere and then in all the 5 Cinque Terre villages.
It's one of the most beautiful boat travel that a man can imagine!
(obviously not in the summer season!!!)

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