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Porto Venere
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Nice walk and views

The grotta was an unexpected treat for a quick side trip. Grotta was beautiful and our day was... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2019
Troy V
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One very rocky grotto

Byron must have been a great swimmer because we were there on a calm day and it looked very... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019

The lovely rocky grotto that gives image and poetry from Lord Byron reflects the peaceful and calm atmosphere around the area. Side trip to this place is a good suggestion.

Date of experience: July 2019
Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

The grotta was an unexpected treat for a quick side trip. Grotta was beautiful and our day was overcast and gray. We did not swim, but many were in the water. A unique spot to visit while in town.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Troy V
Reviewed June 3, 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed November 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

After seeing this place, you can understand why Byron found this place so peaceful yet inspiring. Truly one of the DO NOT MISS places of our entire Italian journey.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Oh how we wished we had taken our bathing suits. This was a lovely grotto and so calm. The water was wonderful. We stuck our tired feet in for a while. Great place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank VickiA63
Reviewed October 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dale W
Reviewed August 17, 2018

One can understand why the great Byron found this inlet so inspiring............it just soothes the mind and relaxes one's persona to melt away all your woes and troubles.............BEAUTIFUL!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank venicefish
Reviewed August 7, 2018

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; Perhaps, definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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