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Portovenere

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Address: 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0187 79 06 91
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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US$130.30*
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Mountain Bike Tour in the Cinque Terre
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Cinque Terre Sailing Day Trip from La Spezia

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An amazing place!

A beautiful historic place.(twelfth century) Very understandable that this scenic village is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. We will sure go back for a longer stay... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Willemstad, Curacao
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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful historic place.(twelfth century) Very understandable that this scenic village is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. We will sure go back for a longer stay because there are more villages and historic places to visit in this special part of Italy.

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kolkata
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

v took a ferry pass from manarola which was around 15 euros and was worth every penny. its a great way of exploring cinque terre villages without hiking. portovenere is one of the best sports with beautiful view. u have lot of restaurants and fast food joints to eat. this place has its own beauty and is unique. u must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was not expecting how beautiful and peaceful this place can be! Everything about it was breathtaking. We watched a local man pick capers from the plant and we also took a peaceful walk through the cemetery on the hill. It is a must see!!

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not miss the medieval walled village with its narrow streets, the Saint Peter church on the cliffs and the view of the wild Palmaria island

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really romantic . Perfect for walk and relaxation. Having snake and drink. Not a big activity place. Very quiet

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I sailed to Capraia Island with sail square ; from La spezia we sailed to the island and stopped at calo moreti before disembarking ; on our way to the Cinque Terre, we saw Portovenere from the sea and it was incredibly beautiful !

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our trip to the Italian Riviera did not have this as a key spot to visit, but our ferry stopped here first on the way to Cinque Terre, and we were pleasantly surprised by this town, and would definitely return. Lovely views to the sea and the bay of poets - nice shopping and restaurants. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I was blown away and very surprised how much we LOVED Porto Venere. It should be the 6th Cinque Terre bc it is that beautiful. It has everything the 5 Terre's have but it is much smaller which makes it easier to find what you need and to explore. You are on a peninsula that is surrounded by turquoise colored... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

this is by far the best place to stay in visiting Cinque Terre - lots of wonderful restaurants - great gelato - easy for an evening stroll. Take the ferry to the villages - far easier than heading to the train in La Speiza.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Portovenere is a beautiful town looking to the sea, nice Mediterranean architecture, lots of people but not crowded, full of young beautiful people, I think could be a nice place to spend some 3 to 5 days and visit the Cinque Terre area.

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