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Monastery of St. Sylvester
The fortress, pentagonal, dominates the village of Portovenere. The most important nucleus, dating back to the 16th century, was enclosed during the 17th century, by a curtain wall in order to defend the oldest structures. The ramparts to allow Valley a sea control while the upstream, 16th century, protecting the town against attack from the ground. Today the Fort is open to the public.
The Church of St. Peter is a Roman Catholic church in Lazzaro Spallanzani, Portovenere, Italy, in the Gulf of Poets in the province of La Spezia.
It was officially consecrated in 1198. The part in white and black bands dating from the thirteenth century (probably made between 1256 and 1277), and was restored between 1931 and 1935. This part was derived from an older body, which consists of the early church, but left the bell tower is based on the chapel left of the presbytery. The original church is a work of fifth-century realized in Syriac type, with rectangula
The small museum is located on the island of Tino, owned? State property; There are archaeological remains found in the area: many amphorae, lamps and fragments of Roman coins. Among the artifacts related to the daily life of the monks are some jugs in polychrome Sgraffito and an archaic majolica Bowl Pisan production. There you can? access on the feast of St. Sylvester, born on the island of Palmaria and here died in Hermitage. On the place where he found the body of the Saint, in the 7th century a chapel was built, transformed then in Abbey in the 11th century.
The Roman Villa of Varignano old example of a type of residence that combines the typical features of the villa rustica and the villa maritima ofotium. It housed the dominus who personally took care of the good performance of his farm and that, in moments of leisure and rest, appartava Manor neighborhoods enjoying the amenities and tranquility of places. The villa is situated in a particularly happy: at the bottom of a small Valley rich in water, overlooking the sea, surrounded by a fundus cultivated with olive trees, maybe even with woodland and pasture. The larger and better preserved of set