The (generally gentle) climb through the old town, or along the harbour, and up the uneven steps, is rewarded by the church, and the surrounding views.
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We love to just sit in this absolutely lovely and extremely charming church to meditate and realise life is beautiful. Do throw a coin for luck out of the window on the pillar outside.
This hill top has always had a temple or a church on it. In 1256, this church was built to replace the Roman temple to Venus that stood there. The black and white rock used in it's construction is 'Portoro Marble'. It's a dark veined...More
This lovely church was a surprise find for us. We stayed in Porto Venere as a way to visit Cinque Terre and found that we liked Porto Venere way better. This church and the surrounding area were why. The view of the church from both...More
I cannot begin to tell of my love for this place. I have never found a bad day there. When you journey up to San Pietro it is like you can visualise yourself in the old days when poets of the world came here to...More
This beautiful old church is one of the must visit places in Porto Venere. Very old and authentic with a serene feeling. The architechture and location of the church is such that you wont miss it when you get to Porto Venere.Also a good place...More
A striking landmark of Portovenere. It is amazing to view from the sea as the views are from the church. Consecrated in 1198. And the notable white and black bands dates back to second half of thirteenth century. Interior of the church is nice and...More