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Views 3551 at December – 03 – 2014

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Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List – Italy – Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto 1997

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HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 3.1.3 from a single RAW image, then processed using CS4 – no tripod used

Church of San Pietro

In the eastern most part of the Spezia Golf is the breathtaking town of Portovenere. The town takes its name from a temple erected in the roman times in honour of Venere Ericina, on the promontory where the church of San Pietro now stands.It is said that the little church of San Pietro, which is located on the promontory overlooking the Island of Palmaria, was built over the ancient temple of Venere Ericina, or over a slightly less ancient Palaeo-Christian church. In 1256, Portovenere helped Genova to reclaim Lerici from Pisa, and the church was said to have been erected as a thank-you from the Genevans. Built in the genevan-gothic style, the church was finally completed in 1277. The building consists of two parts; a twin lancet bell tower built of chequered black and white stone, and a rectangular building topped with a semicircular apse. The two areas are united by two pointed archways. The interior features a vaulted wooden ceiling and a presbytery divided into three chapels and covered by a pointed cross-vault ceiling.

Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholalmost 6 years ago

  • Hello Bradley.I’m happy that you enjoy this photo.Regards Paolo

    – paolo1955

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyalmost 6 years ago

    Just love these castles, carved from the rock ~ Top Shot

  • Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments about my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • vadim19
    vadim19almost 6 years ago

    Wonderrful composition, color and capture! Well done, Paolo!

  • Hello Vadim.Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • Marda Bebb
    Marda Bebbalmost 6 years ago

    amazing photo paolo!! … a little hard to find parking on the west side, but cool church!

  • Hi Marda.Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • simba
    simbaalmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous scene.

  • I’m happy that you enjoy this photo.

    – paolo1955

  • Mitchell Tillison
    Mitchell Tillisonalmost 6 years ago

    This is fantastic, paolo! Great capture of a beautiful and majestic structure that blends perfectly with its environment.

  • Thanks so very much, so happy you like this, comments like yours make it all worth while!

    – paolo1955

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot

  • Hi Gart.Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • Antonio Zarli
    Antonio Zarlialmost 6 years ago

    Congratulations you are featured in Italy and all Things Italian

  • Ciao Antonio,grazie per l’apprezzamento.

    – paolo1955

  • Silvia Ganora
    Silvia Ganoraalmost 6 years ago


  • Hi Silvia.Thankyou so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

  • Fremme
    Fremmeover 5 years ago

    now that’s my dream summer home, great shot, lovely composition, very well done

  • Hi Fremme,Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

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