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The Italian Riviera Sights

Grotto Arpaia

Updated 04/10/2014

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Lord Byron (1788–1824) is said to have written Childe Harold's Pilgrimage in Portovenere. Near the entrance to the huge, strange Grotto Arpaia, at the base of the sea-swept cliff, is a plaque recounting the poet's strength and courage as he swam across the gulf to the village of San Terenzo, near Lerici, to visit his friend Shelley (1792–1822).

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Portovenere, Italy

Updated 04/10/2014

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