Locanda Lorena

In 1997, Giuseppe Basso, owner of the restaurant Iseo in Portovenere, decided to move to the nearby Island of Palmaria and leave the management of the restaurant in Portovenere to his children. To accomplish his new project he chose a very special location: a beautiful building overlooking the sea which was once used by sailors as post office and restoration point between 1930 and 1940. Today the Locanda Lorena is a gem amongst Italian restaurants for the healthy food and the beauty of the surrounding landscape, the blue sea of Palmaria and the view of Portovenere across the water.. Reaching the Locanda is also spectacular, as mooring space is provided for those who wish to use the “tender” of their own private yacht or from the port of Portovenere the Locanda ferries its customers over to the island in a Venetian taxi boat free of charge.