Explore the Gulf of Poets
La Spezia Bay and the famous Cinque Terra by boat
Skipper Martin will take you by private hire from the marina at Bocca Di Magra for a whole day’s adventure around the bays and inlets, stopping of at a well known waterfront restaurant on the island of Palmiera for a leisurely Mediterranean lunch.
There is also plenty of opportunity for dipping into the warm waters in the “Grande Canale” opposite Portovenere.
Visit the La Cinque Terre
Five small towns hanging off dramatic cliff faces
La Cinque Terre comprises the five small towns (hence the name, which translates to “Five Lands”) of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza & Monterosso, on the western coast of Italy in the region of Liguria, just above Tuscany. Situated within a national park, it’s characterised by terraced agricultural land and colourful towns that appear to rise from the Mediterranean Sea.
The cradle of the Renaissance, Florence is one of Europe’s great art cities
Recently dubbed the world’s fifth fashion capital behind New York, Paris, London and Milan, Florence is now a mecca for the international style set thanks to the arrival of young designers and new concept stores that are popping up across the Tuscan capital.
Portovenere, a small town and commune located on the Ligurian coast of Italy, is one of the most beautiful places on the west coast of the country. It comprises the three villages of Fezzano, Le Grazie and Porto Venere, and the three islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto.