The Gulf of La Spezia, also known also as the Gulf of Poets, is famous worldwide. This name was given to the gulf in 1910 by the playwright Sem Benelli, that in San Terenzo worked on his masterpiece The Jester’s Supper. This nickname comes mainly from the fact that over the centuries many poets, writers and artists have spent periods in the villages of the Gulf: D.H. Lawrence, G. Sand, Lord Byron and P.B. Shelley.
The Gulf is also known thanks to fascinating residential areas near the sea: La Spezia and villages such as Porto Venere with its islands and the district of Lerici.
Here you can find all information about these places.