Porto Santo Stefano – The Jewel of Italy’s Monte Argentario – Day 2


We woke up to a sunny day, but the forecast called for rain later, so we headed out to explore a bit more, while the weather held up.


Porto Santo Stefano is popular with the yachting crowd, and many of them use it as a stop, when sailing along this part of the Italian coast.


The pink building in the picture below is the Aquarium of Porto Santo Stefano.  It was closed at the time of our visit, so we did not get a chance to go in.


The Monumento ai Caduti del Mare pays tribute to those who lost their lives in the sea.


A plaque marks the house in which Saint Caterina Sordini was born, in 1770.


Before long, clouds began to roll in, but we continued on our way, as this was our last day here, and we wanted to take as much in as we could.


It began to rain, but not hard enough to stop us.  It certainly seemed to keep everyone else off of the streets, though!


Porto Santo Stefano is where you can catch the ferry to go to the Island of Giglio.  The island earned some unwanted attention in 2012, when the cruise liner, Costa Concordia, capsized off of its coast, resulting in the death of 32 people.


The clouds passed, the sun returned, and another wonderful day was had!



Next up: We return to Rome, where we visit a few sights of the Capital, as well as Vatican City!

Note: This blog is written in English and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any other translations which may appear.  If you have enjoyed this post, please, check out our archives for more posts from Porto Santo Stefano, as well as other Italian destinations.  Grazie!

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