Portovenere is one of the most symbolic places for the Gulf of Poets, for the beauty of its landscapes, which was a source of inspiration for many poets, especially for the English Romantics. Among them, Lord Byron lived between the Gulf of Poets and loved especially Portovenere, which apparently elected as spectacular starting point for its swimming companies in the Gulf.
To him was for this reason dedicated the incredibly beautiful bay that opens below the castle of Portovenere, embraced by the cliff on which stands the church of San Pietro. The Byron cave is characterized by a white cliff that flows into the sea. By giving small opening in the square in front of Saint Peter church, you can access the cave to admire its beauty.
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