The Church of San Pietro
A church set in the rock of the Poet’s Gulf, built on a rocky spur overlooking the sea.
In Gothic-Genoese style, the Church of San Pietro was founded on the ancient remains of a pagan temple dedicated to the goddess Venus Erycina. The profile of the church seems to rise up out of the water and remain suspended in time and space, a beauty that makes one imagine fascinating dreams. The church has inspired poets from all over the world, from Byron to Montale, who have dedicated verses and poems to its setting. The alternating colours present throughout the church, both internally and externally, have become our decoration for the line dedicated to Portovenere. Ready to set sail?