Lord Byron

The room is dedicated to this famous poet and his love for the sea. During his short but adventurous life, like other romantic poets of the period, he often stayed in the enchanting Gulf of the Poets.

A plaque says that in order to fully enjoy the beauty of the landscape Lord George Byron used to swim for 8 kilometers from Portovenere to Lerici, the two edges of the Gulf of La Spezia.

Della Porpora

This large room boasts a beamed ceiling (original of the XVI century), a fireplace and two corner windows looking the side entrance of the S. Maria Assunta Church. It is said that here stayed both Paolo Emilio and Ludovico Zacchia, bishops and then cardinals of Montefiascone (XVI century).

Here stayed quite certainly also Giovanni Battista de Nobili, who obtained the Genoese citizenship in 1528. He then took up a political career and therefore was named “Republic’s Toga”. These people belonging to different ages took care of adorning the village: they commissioned to workers from Carrara splendid polychrome altars for S. Sebastiano Church in Vezzano alto.

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