From this fascinating small town, you
can venture to Florence, the best shopping city in all of Italy, and the home of
Michelangelo's David and countless other priceless works of art, including the
famous Birth of Venus at the Uffizi Gallery. If you have never been to Florence,
you must see this lovely city, but if you have already seen Florence or you
simply wish to stay close to your floating home, Portovenere is a fascinating
town to explore. It has a maze of tiny alleyways and is dotted with colorful
houses, some only three yards wide but seven stories tall.