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The folks at :Porto Venere sure know marketing when they named the sea cave after Byron. Unless you are ready to swim out there, it is just an opening in the rocks when viewed near San Pietro Church. It is uninspiring and not photogenic. If...More
Byron must have been a great swimmer because we were there on a calm day and it looked very challenging. There were a lot of people sunbathing on the rocks and it if you found the right spot it would work fine. Very beautiful place.
Take the walk up the narrow main street, Via Cappellini, through the wonderful town and its shops, to the open piazza at the top. On the right is an opening in a high stone wall that overlooks the Bay of Poets. It's a breathtaking sight,...More
Located at the far end of the town, but just before the castle, there's a little trail that leads down to a view of the grotto. For those in average shape, it's an easy walk to get the view. The grotto itself isn't that large...More
This Grotta gives an image and poetry, and so it was the favorite grotta of Lord Byron, peaceful atmosphere, full of fascination and vibrant colours; I think it was his charming place, so peaceful to have wonderful ideas, and place to meet Shelley;