A Weekend in Portovenere

May 13-14, 2017

How we got here: To be honest, I had never considered going to Portovenere because I somehow associated it with Portofino, which I find to be pretty, but entirely too snobby for my taste and too difficult to reach. I did do the 3-hour hike there once from Recco – a trip my knees shall never forget.

Portovenere ended up being a “pearl” of a place, as Italians like to say. It’s quaint, beautiful and has a good number of things to do. Certain places have that inherent charm that makes you want to return, even though you’ve seen all the sights.