Lago Maggiore ~ is a large lake located in the south side of the Alps. It is the second largest lake in Italy and the largest in Switzerland. Lake Maggiore was featured in Ernest Hemingway's novel, A Farewell to Arms
Porto Venere is a town and comune located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. It comprises the three villages of Fezzano, Le Grazie and Porto Venere, and the three islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto.