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Grotto Arpaia

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Published 05/04/2016

Fodor's Review

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, Liguria, Italy

Published 05/04/2016

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