Today the fascination for Portovenere and for the Ligurian Region to attracts thousands of tourists and travellers every year. The village of Portovenere is rich in history, culture and tradition and the Churches of St. Lawrence and of St. Peter are testimonies to this.
The Church of St. Lawrence dates back to the 12th century and dominates the village. Inside it, the miraculous painting of the Virgin Mary is held, also known as the White Madonna.
The Church of Saint Peter, built in 1277 in a Genoese Gothic style, offers a particularly evoking atmosphere among its dark naves. Another magic place which is worth a visit is the Doria Castle, erected between the 15th and the 16th century, which dominates the entire village.
Palmaria is the biggest island and is perhaps also the favourite one: this land is a unique natural paradise, characterised by extraordinary views on the sea and spectacular examples of flora and fauna.
The island of Tino is at the westernmost extremity of the Gulf of La Spazia. It is 500 meters away from Palmaria and 2,5 kilometres from the land.
The island of Tinetto is at the western extremity of the Gulf of La Spezial and is part of the Comune di Portovenere. In 1997, Tinetto along with Palmara and Tino islands, Portovenere and the Cinque Terre, was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.