"Portovenere. You may notice..." surrounding, Portovenere Tip by chrissyalex

surrounding, Portovenere, La Spezia: 3 reviews and 3 photos


Favorite thing: <font color=blue>Portovenere</font>. You may notice how close together the houses are and how narrow the streets are in Portovenere.This town was built to withstand harsh pirate attacks. The houses are close together to form a wall along the shore and the streets are narrow so they could be quickly bolted shut.If there was a serious threat of attack, the cliffs would be smeared with tallow, so the enemy , would slip and then the women would poor boiling oil over the pirate's heads! OUCH!

Address: at the south end of gulf of la spezia
Directions: motorway:A12 or A15-by bus:some leave from the main station directly,the most from "Piazza del Mercato" in the centre of town
Website: http://www.virtualtourist.com/vt/23833/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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