Sunset photo of the boats moored at the small port of Lerici

The Gulf of La Spezia

A land loved and celebrated by artists and poets

From Porto Venere
to Lerici

The Gulf of Poets

The Gulf of Poets extends from Porto Venere to Lerici, two beautiful seaside towns that mark its beginning and end. In the center is La Spezia, the heart of the gulf.
The gulf is dotted with seaside villages, churches and medieval castles, as well as sandy beaches and pastel-colored houses.
A land loved and celebrated by artists and poets.
Two important sporting events take place in the area: the Palio del Golfo, a rowing race between the 13 villages of the gulf and the Byron Cup for open sea swimming. Among the more charming events is the Feast of San Venerio, patron saint of the gulf, on September 13.

Panoramic photo of the Gulf of Lerici
Photo of the ancient medieval castle of Lerici
Night photo of the city of La Spezia