Posted by: debrakolkka | November 10, 2010

Fishing in Portovenere

little fishing boats in Portovenere

Years ago, before tourism was what it is today, Portovenere was probably a small fishing village.  They still fish of course, and there are lots of restaurants gathered on the edge of the sea waiting to cook the catch of the day.  We saw some being rushed from the fishing boat to the restaurant.  You can’t get much fresher than that.


bringing in the fish

an old blue boat

fresh fish

here's one we prepared earlier

our table by the sea

and again

our yummy bruschetta

We had lunch at  Bar Al Gabbiano, right by the sea.  We chose it for the position, but the food was good too.  We had a type of bruschetta with anchovies, cheese and olives – local, I hope.


seagulls hoping for scraps

look Mum, no hands

a perfect day for fishing

a blue boat in a blue boat

guarding the nets

I hope the sun shines on you when you visit Portovenere.


  1. Lovely! I can just imagine sitting at that table, looking out over the sea as you eat. Did you try the fish as well?

    • No, we didn’t. The place we chose was really a cafe.Their speciality was the bruschetta and the tables had the best position by the water. I have eaten fish in Portovenere before, and it was very good.

  2. Ohhhhh, those were goooooog pics Deb.., I would love to sit at that table and watch the world go by. Nice bruschetta too.

  3. What is it about fishing boats? The older they are, the better they look. If only it were the same for us!

    • Life is cruel.

  4. I am sure that Julie, Ann and I had lunch at the Restaurant by the sea in your pictures – and yes we had bruschetta. We just loved Portovener.

    You have taken some great pictures Deb.

    • Thank you. Portovenere is such a gorgeous place, it would be hard to take a bad one.

  5. I adore the photo of the fresh fish with the bright orange floor of the boat………..Only Italians would be gutsy enough to have a bright orange floor on a boat. LOVE IT!

  6. Wow at first glance I thought that bruschetta was a pizza! How novel! 😀

  7. I love the picture of the man standing in the boat. Water glistening…and just quietly I think I may have dognapped that pooch. Love a dog with grey whiskers.

  8. i like

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