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Five Lands National Park – Liguria – La Spezia – Italy

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

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The ancient Portus Veneris is believed to date back to at least the middle of the first century BCE. It has been said that the name refers to a temple to the goddess Venus which was sited on the promontory where the church of Peter the Apostle now stands. The name has also been linked to that of the hermit Saint Venerius. In Roman times the city was essentially a fishing community

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Portovenere became the base of the Byzantine fleet in the northern Tyrrhenian Sea, but was destroyed by the Lombards in 643 CE. Later, it was a frequent target of Saracen raids. First indications of the existence of a castle date from 1113, and in 1161 the walls were erected. Portovenere became a fiefdom of a family from Vezzano before passing to Genoa in the early twelfth century. In 1494, it suffered a devastating bombardment from the Aragonese fleet during their war with Genoa: subsequently the old part of the town declined in importance, giving way to the development of the Borgo Nuovo (“New District”), which had existed from 1139 and is centred on the church of St. Peter.

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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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  • andreisky
    andreiskyalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous photo!

  • Thank you my friend.

    – paolo1955

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks my friend for your kind words and support.

    – paolo1955

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning capture Paolo!!!

  • Thanks ever so much , always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • Karen Martin
    Karen Martinalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely colourful image – thank you for sharing

  • I truly appreciate your most kind comments here.

    – paolo1955

  • Laddie Halupa
    Laddie Halupaalmost 5 years ago


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  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowalmost 5 years ago

    the hues of color in this image are stunning!!! What a beautiful piece!!!! Instant fave!!!!

  • Thank you so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

  • Barb White
    Barb Whitealmost 5 years ago

    awesome photo, Paolo! Congrats on your feature!

  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by.

    – paolo1955

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 5 years ago

    Congratualtions, Paolo! Thank you for being a member of A Place To Call Home. ☺

  • Hi Lori,Thanks ever so much , always great to hear from you. and thanks to you for have accept me in this awesome Group

    – paolo1955

  • Quinn000
    Quinn000almost 5 years ago

    Stunning image!!!

  • Thank you , this is really a good feeling for me

    – paolo1955

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...almost 5 years ago

    as Gina said… stunning image

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

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