Proceeding through Portovenere, starting up
Path out of town
Viewing Portovenere, Monterosso in the distance
Along the ridge
Soon the path heads up and then continues through a forest.
Up and through the forest
We pass through the small town of Telegrafo, from which we can see La Spezia on the left side and soon enter a stretch of rocky ups and downs, with more great views up and down the coast.
Passing through Telegrafo, viewing La Spezia
Up and down, Portovenere getting closer
When we get into Portovenere, we find the town square filled with sports cars resting from a rally.
Descending into Portovenere
Our car show reward
We whiz through the cars to the port, heading toward our favorite Portovenere restaurant, Il Gabbiano, for a lunch of frito misto, Pizza Portovenere (anchovy and tuna), and local sparkling white wine.
Our dining reward
This hike has been a great way to spend a few hours with good climbs, great views, and rewards at the end. We have done this hike several times and always enjoy it and find new aspects to appreciate every time.