On August 17, as tradition, Porto Venere dresses of lights and magic. Not recommended to reach the town by car, here timetables and ferry fares
Porto Venere is a village of rare beauty, but the night of the 17 August – by tradition – is even more magical. It is on that day, in fact, that on the feast of the Madonna Bianca The profile of the village lights up thanks to the candles placed by the inhabitants: San Pietro that standing in the dark is something that remains every mind and heart. As expected, on this occasion, Porto Venere is stormed by tourists and locals, and is therefore not recommended to reach it by car.
But how to get there? What is the program of the evening? Here it is the detail for 2016, together with the times of the boat from La Spezia and the other places of the province and even outside the province.
The sun sets down, the procession and Porto Venere profile turns on: the White Madonna
The evening of the Madonna Bianca has also become a social event for Porto Venere and the entire province of La Spezia, but remains above all a time of religious significance .
On this day, in fact, Porto Venere remembers and celebrates the miracle of Our Lady Bianca , an icon – blackened by time – features a color change following the prayers of a faithful (the picture is now in the church of San Lorenzo).
Throughout the day of 17 August, the miraculous image is celebrated with different religious functions, reaching a climax with the procession through the streets of the village which starts at dusk.
Madonna Bianca 2016: the ferry timetables and prices to Porto Venere
The many restrictions to vehicles traffic from the town of Porto Venere and the anticipated massive participation in the parade do not allow reaching Porto Venere by car .
It can be accomplished by ferry, with the Battellieri del Golfo company who have provided outstanding links with Porto Venere from La Spezia and other tourist areas of the province.
In detail are provided round-trip connections to Porto Venere from the piers oa La Spezia, Lerici, Le Grazie, Fezzano, Levanto, Marina di Massa, Marina di Carrara, Monterosso and Cadimare.
Under the details of he schedules and prices of special ferry for the White Madonna 2016 for each location.
Departures from La Spezia
17:20 to 19:30 – 20:00 to 20:30
Adults € 10,00 Children (6-11 years) € 5.00
Only return € 8.00
Arrivals in La Spezia at 23:00; 23:30; 00:00;
Presale Wednesday, August 17 at 14:30
Departures from La Spezia
17:20 – 19:30 – 20:00 – 20:30
Adults €15,00 Children (6-11 years) €8,00
Solo ritorno €8,00
Arrivi previsti a La Spezia alle ore 23:00; 23:30; 00:00;
Prevendita Mercoledì 17 Agosto dalle ore 14:30
Departures from Lerici:
Adults €15,00 Children (6-11 years) €10,00
Arrivo previsto a Lerici Per le 00:00 circa
Prevendita Mercoledì 17 Agosto dalle ore 16:00
Departures from Le Grazie:
Adulti €8,00 Children (6-11 years) €5,00
Arrivo previsto a Le Grazie Per le 00:00 circa
Departures from Marina di Massa:
Adulti €25,00 Children (6-11 years) €15,00
Arrivo previsto a Marina di Massa Per le 00:00 circa
Departures from Marina di Carrara:
Adults €27,00 Children (6-11 anni) €15,00
Arrivo previsto a Marina di Carrara Per le 00:00 circa
Prevendita Mercoledì 17 Agosto dalle ore 10:00 alle 11:30 e dalle 18:00 alla partenza.
Departures from Levanto:
Adults €30,00 Children (6-11 anni) €15,00
Arrivo previsto a Levanto Per le 00:20 circa
Prevendita Mercoledì 17 Agosto dalle ore 10:00
Departures from Monterosso:
Adults €28,00 Children (6-11 anni) €15,00
Arrivo previsto a Monterosso Per le 00:00 circa
Prevendita Mercoledì 17 Agosto dalle ore 17:30 alla partenza.
Departures from Fezzano:
Adults €12,00 Children (6-11 anni) €5,00
Arrivo previsto a Fezzano Per le 00:00 circa
Departures from Cadimare:
Adults €12,00 Children (6-11 anni) €8,00
Arrivo previsto a Cadimare Per le 00:00 circa
In Porto Venere by bus to the White Madonna 2016: enhancedATC service.
Also ATC , on the occasion of the Madonna Bianca 2016, has provided an extraordinary effort and enhanced connections to and from Porto Venere.
On the day of August 17, in fact, there will be more rides between Porto Venere and La Spezia, but also between Porto Venere and Sarzana and Porto Venere and Lerici.
In detail, the ATC announces that:
- increased with return trips the service of the Line 11 / P in the section between Migliarina and Portovenere , the frequency of the service goes to 7 ‘in the time period from 18:30 to 20:30.
- boosted the return service from Portovenere to La Spezia-Migliarina to complete the event with departures every 10 ‘from 22:00 to 00:25 hours.
- prepared three special races from Portovenere to Sarciara and Sarzana at 23:00, 23:30 and 24:00.
- guaranteed connection to Lerici from Portovener and at 22:10 and 23:15.Having regard to the traffic restrictions in Porto Venere, the last stop in the seaside village of ATC’s move on the promenade 50 meters after Bastreri square.& Nbsp;
The cover photo is by Simone Maggiani
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