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"Dolcevita Sunset Aperitivo" Boat Tour

La Spezia, Italy

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Experience hosted by Filippo

60 mins
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

The Gulf of the Poets, named after Lord Byron and Shelley who lived here and took inspiration from its beauty, is dominated by Portovenere and the 3 Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto), which all are part of Unesco World Heritage Sites.

The 3 small inaccessible Islands are located just in front of Portovenere, the pearl of the Gulf, and are rich in vegetation and animals.
Their beauty, especially at sunset, is breathtaking!

With a 1 hour tour, starting from the port of La Spezia (Banchina Revel), I'll guide you through the hidden gems of the Gulf and the 3 Islands:
• Torre Scola, a 16th century military fort built at the center of the Gulf and damaged during the Napoleonic wars
• Portovenere, the true pearl of the Gulf, with it enchanted village and San Pietro ancient romanic church, known as the world's most beautiful one
• "Azzurra" grotto in Palmaria, shining gold at sunset
• The Tino old-lighthouse, one of the few remaining in Europe
• "Madonna Stella Maris" statue emerging from the sea outside Tinetto
• The dismissed cableway used until the II World Wars to load the marble from the local quarry
• The many unique military installations from the 1st and 2nd World Wars
Other things to note
We'll wait for you at the boarding point (HopHop Boat - Piattaforma Galleggiante), 10 minutes before the departure time.

From late September forward, I suggest who feels cold to put something warmer on.
The Gulf of the Poets, named after Lord Byron and Shelley who lived here and took inspiration from its beauty, is dominated by Portovenere and the 3 Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto), which all are part of Unesco World Heritage Sites.

The 3 small inaccessible Islands are located just in front of Portovenere, the pearl of the Gulf, and are rich in vegetation and animals.
Their beauty, especially at sunset, is breathtaking!…

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What's included

  • Food
    Some snacks to be tasted with the wine
  • Drinks
    A good bottle of wine
From G$8,961
/ person

Meet your host, Filippo

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 151 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Ciao!
I'm Filippo, a 37 y.o. former professional skipper with a genuine passion for the sea. I’m co-founder of the HopHop Boat, the innovative start-up based in La Spezia letting you experience the Gulf of Poets and Cinque terre from a unique perspective, the sea!
I spent more than 10 years sailing around Europe and America, taking part to many sailing competitions and match races and meeting extraordinary people before deciding to come back home. The reason?
I truly belong here.
My home is this Gulf of Poets, with its people, its villages, its taste and its secret spots.

I'm honoured to share all this with you, through a genuine enriching experience made of italianness, fun and freedom.

Fancy a sunset aperitivo on the water with your beloved ones? :)
Ciao!
I'm Filippo, a 37 y.o. former professional skipper with a genuine passion for the sea. I’m co-founder of the HopHop Boat, the innovative start-up based in La Spezia letting you experience the Gulf of Poets and Cinque terre from a unique perspective, the sea!
I spent more than 10 years sailing around Europe and America, taking part to many sailing competitions and match races and meeting extraordinary people before deciding to come back home. The reason?
I truly belong here.…
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Where you'll be

It is 1 hour tour, we will navigate in the Golfo dei Poeti, getting to the side of Lerici looking at the colours changing bach to the Portovenere's mountains. The atmosphere is chilling and I will share with you the story of this land and have a bottle of wine with a little aperitive on board.

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 151 reviews.

Maria
September 2020
Ich habe schon viele bootstouren gemacht aber diese war die schönste die ich je erlebt habe. Ich kann nur jeden empfehlen diese zu buchen denn es war atemberaubend schön. Preis Leistung ist überragend, es gibt sogar noch essen und trinken an Bord . Vielleicht komme ich sogar wieder und buche die Tour noch mal 😆
Ich habe schon viele bootstouren gemacht aber diese war die schönste die ich je erlebt habe. Ich kann nur jeden empfehlen diese zu buchen denn es war atemberaubend schön. Preis Lei…
Emi
September 2020
Bella opportunità di scoprire le isole davanti a La Spezia e Portovenere che occupa il giusto tempo! Esperienza unica per il tramonto, il luogo suggestivo e l’aperitivo a bordo!
Isabell
September 2020
Die Bootstour hat uns großen Spaß gemacht und war ein einmaliges Erlebnis. Filippo ist super nett und zuvorkommend und weiß viel über die Gegend zu erzählen. Besonders toll waren die kleinen Häppchen und der leckere Wein, die wir während der Fahrt genießen konnten. Super Preis-Leistungsverhältnis und sehr zu empfehlen.
Die Bootstour hat uns großen Spaß gemacht und war ein einmaliges Erlebnis. Filippo ist super nett und zuvorkommend und weiß viel über die Gegend zu erzählen. Besonders toll waren d…
Lorenza
September 2020
Molto carina come esperienza! Anche se il tramonto la sera in cui l'abbiamo fatta noi non è stato un granché, ci è piaciuta molto lo stesso grazie ai racconti di Filippo e all'atmosfera che si era creata grazie anche alla musica. L'aperitivo consiste in prosecco, birra o acqua in abbondanza e in un assaggio di cibo locale (io ho anche potuto averlo senza glutine, quindi top!)
Molto carina come esperienza! Anche se il tramonto la sera in cui l'abbiamo fatta noi non è stato un granché, ci è piaciuta molto lo stesso grazie ai racconti di Filippo e all'atmo…
Loreto Elizabeth
September 2020
Un tour bellissimo, abbiamo visto posti meravigliosi, ci é stato servito un aperitivo a bordo davvero buono e gustarlo in mezzo al mare davanti a quello scenario é stata un'esperienza unica, inoltre Filippo ci raccontava un po la storia dei vari luoghi visitati. Consiglio vivamente di fare questa esperienza perche vi rimarra nel cuore
Un tour bellissimo, abbiamo visto posti meravigliosi, ci é stato servito un aperitivo a bordo davvero buono e gustarlo in mezzo al mare davanti a quello scenario é stata un'esperie…
Max
September 2020
Highly recommend! The sunset is beautiful and we even had the opportunity to jump in the ocean. Food and drinks were an great addition. Overall great value and awesome experience.

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    Alcohol

    This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

    What to bring

    curiosity, enthusiasm and a camera to take your best shots.