La Spezia
Portovenere
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Portovenere

The Essential
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This small, somewhat austere-looking town in the Liguria region is dominated by a 12C-16C citadel and is well worth a visit. Some of its houses date back as far as the 12C and were in fact fortified by the Genoese. Admire the fine view from the terrace of the church of San Pietro overlooking the Gulf of La Spezia and the Cinque Terre region.