Porto Venere

Porto Venere

Porto Venere

At the end of our tour of the Cinque Terre the boat took us to the town of Porto Venere. This is a lovely little town close to Cinque Terre.

Old Church

Old Church

We had some time to take a look around here and I enjoyed walking in this cosy town. We did not have the time to go up to the old church that is at the top of a hill, but  must say the people living in towns like these must get really fit, because they mostly consists of hills.

Happy touist

Happy touist

After we had a little look around we went to a little restaurant and had a wine tasting. The wines we tasted was white wines from the area and from Cinque Terre. The one from Cinque Terre you could taste a little salt, coming from growing the grapes in the steep hills so close to the sea. We were also served the local olives,  and Farinata a savoury pancake made with chickpea flour

Street of Porto Venere

Street of Porto Venere

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15 thoughts on “Porto Venere

  1. Karen says:

    You had a heavenly boat trip, it seems. Your photos are beautiful as always. 🙂

  2. Chic pea flour sounds interesting as well as wine with a hint of salt. Can you imagine building that church on that rock?? 🙂 Very interesting.

  3. Meredith says:

    Charming & interesting. I want to try the chickpea flour.

  4. Meredith says:

    Reblogged this on Covey View and commented:
    Take a virtual tour via thethoughtsandlifeofme.com.

  5. Havle says:

    Yay! Happy tourist picture is the best! You are so cute 🙂

  6. mommermom says:

    What a marvelous boat ride! With the salty flavor did the wine taste good? I always enjoy your photos.

  7. Looks amazing shame you didn’t visit that church it looks very impressive.

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