It was emotionally difficult to leave Tellaro. I could have spent a weeks there. However, logistically it was a breeze to travel to Portovenere.
After a warm farewell to my host, I bought a bus ticket to Lerici, another lovely town near Tellaro. There I walked along the pier to the Ferry for Portovenere. It was sunny and warm with a good breeze. Even though I could have explored Lerici, I only took a few photos of the castle and pier before boarding my transportation.
As I joined a few locals at the prow of the ferry, the wind kept me cool. It was so exciting to approach this gorgeous peninsula jutting into the Bay of Poets, so named because of the Poets who chose to live in Tellaro, Lerici and Portovenere.
It is said that Lord Byron once swam from Portovenere to Lerici to visit his friend Percy Shelley who, with his wife, lived in Tellaro. Byron is honored in Portovenere, especially at his grotto, where he loved to think and swim.