Imagine yourself jumping into the crystal-clear sea from your private boat, swimming in hidden bays, diving in the Protected Marine Area of Portovenere, hiking on the wild trails of Palmaria Island or along the vertical paths that take you to the sanctuaries of Cinque Terre off the beaten path … nothing beats being outdoors and rediscovering your senses while on holiday!
The Grand Hotel Portovenere is located on the most panoramic point of Portovenere, directly overlooking the sea and Palmaria Island. In the 16th century the structure was home to a Franciscan monastery and was transformed into a hotel in 1970. After careful renovations with special attention to maintaining the original architectural features, revisiting them in a modern way to provide guests with maximum comfort, the Grand Hotel Portovenere has reopened its doors with its new design and understated elegance.
The charming village of Portovenere, which sits on the point connecting the renowned Cinque Terre and the inspiring Gulf of the Poets, is the perfect place to experience the serenity of Eastern Liguria. The village has been noteworthy since Roman times as it has provided protection for the gulf and acted as a safe harbor to those sailing the Mediterranean. Portovenere was also the preferred home-away-from-home for many famous poets, hence the name “the Gulf of the Poets,” as well as elite travelers since the end of the 19th century. The region is known for its brightly colored fishing villages, pristine waters and marine reserves, and a wide variety of hiking trails, offering visitors endless options during their visit. Portovenere, sitting along the borders of Liguria and Tuscany, is the ideal location to explore the Cinque Terre, Portofino, Lerici, Carrara and many other near-by destinations.
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