The old, tiny fishermen's village of Portovenere dates back to the 12th century, and is situated on a small peninsula that wades out into the glistening waters of the Mediterranean Sea and into the Gulf of Poets.
The Ligurian characteristic of the typical houses built in vertical along the harbor of a rainbow of mediterranean colors. The “vicoli" narrow winding streets, terraced gardens overlooking the bay and the three small islands Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto just off its rocky promontory fragrant with Mediterranean coast.
Portovenere has a long story of corsairs and sailors, of sieges and local traditions going back to ancient Rome which has imbued its castle, its walls, its churches and its little narrow streets.
Porto Venere is a dramatic setting for your wedding. Civil ceremonies can be performed at the Marriage Hall or at the 16th-century fortified castle , in one of the halls, on the panoramic terrace or in the amphitheater. For Catholic ceremony no better place than the romantic ancient Church St. Peters on the sparkling waves of the Mediterranean sea.