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Spezia’s Oyster Farms: Behind the Green Oysters of the Gulf of Poets at Grand Hotel Portovenere

Grand Hotel PortovenereItaly
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Exclusive boat excursion with a visit to the oyster farms in La Spezia.

This unique and exclusive boat excursion includes sailing around the Islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto, and a visit to the oyster farms in La Spezia. An expert guide will illustrate how the cultivation works take place at sea. Later, an oyster-based aperitif with white wine from Cinque Terre and local focaccia will be served on board.

Departure from and arrival at Portovenere, morning or afternoon.
Duration of about 4 hours.
Available upon request from Monday to Saturday

Some say that the oysters have returned to the Gulf of Poets, but in reality, they had never left. Officially, the modern farming of oysters began in the 1890s, when mussel-farming pioneers also decided to make efforts to breed oysters in the Bay of La Spezia.

Come and learn more with Grand Hotel Portovenere!

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Grand Hotel Portovenere

The 5-star hotel is set in a historic building on the Italian Riviera.

Grand Hotel Portovenere is located in the most panoramic point of Portovenere, a small sea village with a rich history and wonderful mix of natural and manmade landscapes, characteristics that led UNESCO to include it in the list of World Heritage Sites. 


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