A Day in Portovenere

Hey guys.  So when I told you in the Cinque Terre post that I would get right back to you with the details and pictures from my day trip on Saturday to Portovenere, I kind of lied.  But a week and a half later, here they are! And I am so excited to share these.  The weather and views were absolutely breathtaking, and I wish I could have shared the experience with all of you.  So let’s do exactly that, albeit virtually.  This post will mainly be pictures, since they really speak for themselves in this case.  Not a lot of history or stories to share, just so much visual beauty.  Here goes…


I started out the day by catching the train from the village I was staying in to La Spezia, and from there hopped on a bus to Portovenere (ok, I made that sound way too easy.  Eventually I found the right bus stop, eventually I was able to ask someone what number my bus should be, and eventually I was able to find my ticket from the depths of my purse when the nice man asked to see it.  Keepin’ it real.) So, eventually, after a truly stunning bus ride, I made it to this beautiful place…


Don’t you just love it when water sparkles?ImageImage

I went a little overboard with the boat portraits (pun definitely intended)- there are more where these came from! I have noticed that when I am traveling alone and don’t usually have other people to take pictures of, I find some pretty creative alternative subjects (:ImageImageImageImage

How sweet is that dog? He’s got the life.ImageImage

Some castle/church admiring..ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

And then view people. ViewsImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

My backpack and I chilled here for a little while, just taking it all in.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

So many awesome details.  I went a little crazy with the pictures.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Don’t you just want to string twinkle lights on that grape canopy and eat fancy food and have a dance party under it? I sure do.  Dream party location right there.


I got super excited when I found this little boutique called Mason’s.  I didn’t really like the actual clothes very much, but they nailed it with the name and message (:ImageImage

Seaside reading, writing, and fancy coffee…


And more boats…


Whew.  That’s a lot of pictures.  Basically, a beautiful day and a beautiful place.  So grateful.

Speaking of grateful, happy almost Thanksgiving everyone! I’m so thankful for all of you and everything you bring to my life.  This whole adventure is inspired by and possible because of my friends and family.  You guys are the best for reals. 

xo, mason.


One thought on “A Day in Portovenere

  1. lifewithliz says:

    Fabulous photos, Mason! You have the eye to do justice to the scenery and other subject matter. Thanks too for keeping it real regarding the complexities involved in “hopping” on a bus. In a few of the shots above, I gasped and thought: “Step back from the edge, dear—you’re making me nervous.” But in fact I think you know exactly what you’re doing. Bravo! Love, G. liz

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