Driving down a coastal road which winds along a peninsula in La Spezia Province is one of three towns that comprise Comune di Porto Venere: Le Grazie. It does not draw as many tourists as other famous villages in Cinque Terre. Nevertheless, it is charming, has wonderful beaches with calm waters plus a walking path called Codevalle. It deserves at least a couple hours of exploration. In Italian, “grazie” means “thank you” and that gratitude exudes from the local residents.