"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Porto Venere, Italy

One of my favorite places, while in Italy, was Porto Venere. It is located on the west coast in the province of La Spezia. We stayed at The Royal Sporting Hotel for two nights. There was an enjoyable cruise in the Cinque Terre area, which included Vernazza, Monterosso and Manarola. Lunch was at an excellent restaurant in Monterosso called Al Carugio.

Dee and I visited the Church of St. Peter, walked through the village visiting the local shops. There were no cars, just alleyways. It was beautiful and very picturesque. I spent some time walking through the Castle Doria which was built around the 12th through 14th centuries. The walk up to the castle was an interesting challenge. Fortunately the trek down through the village was easier.

Here are some photos I took using my Apple iPad Mini 2.

Dee standing outside the Church of St. Peter
View from the Church of St. Peter
View looking up at the Doria Castle 
The Church of St. Peter from Doria Castle

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