9 REASONS TO VISIT THE CINQUE TERRE’S GORGEOUS “SIXTH TOWN”, PORTOVENERE by Catherine Sabino

Portovenere, a Riviera gem overlooking the Gulf of La Spezia, more romantically known as the Golfo dei Poeti for all the literary figures who came to swoon over the area’s astounding natural beauty, has often been dubbed the “sixth” Cinque Terre town, offering what its more famous counterparts are known for—splendid seaside settings, extraordinarily scenic coastlines and walking trails, and rustic Ligurian cuisine—minus a good deal of the tourist hubbub. And while such celebrities as Steven Spielberg, Apple’s Tim Cook, Patti Smith and Andrea Bocelli have visited here, they seem to have been able to do so without a lot of fuss

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