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19025, Porto Venere, Italy
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All reviews la spezia beautiful town cinque terre towns day trip san pietro ferry ride old church ct towns grand hotel narrow streets sea front small town lots of restaurants on the rocks few hours pasta the main street
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove around this town to see the sights but were unable to see much beyond the coastal views which were gorgeous. The town has a problem with very few parking spaces. Since we drove over from La Spezia, we had a car and after...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Portovenere is the gateway to the Cinque Terra, and a fine little town in its own right. There isn't much to do in town, but... If you take the cheap ferry across to the island, you can turn left to go into town, or right...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kitaguma
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Take the boat from La Spezia and arrive with the most stunning views of the hillside town. Even on a Sunday the town, its shops and restaurants are open. Some love sights and great places to eat or to grab a coffee.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aekemp
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Best visit of our week long holiday from our base in Marina di Pisa. Picturesque town with really good, we'll priced restaurants, didn't feel ripped off as I did in Florence

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank russellf451
Reviewed 24 October 2018

One of the many amazing towns in Cinque Terre. The church built into the rock cliff was amazing! Go there!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank steve f
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting town to visit after hiking through the five villages Of Cinque Terre. Great atmosphere here and nice shops and eateries.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

While this is often just the place to catch a ferry to Cinque Terre don’t mis out on the local charm right here. The old castle, the back streets and shops are wonderful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John F
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

This is a must! Take the ferry and also take the 3 Islands tour on the same ticket. We took ferry from Monterosso, you see all of the towns and then some! We added the 3 Island tour too. We sat outside on front of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank dmjm79
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I highly recommend you take the boat to all the villages (except Corniglia, it doesn't stop there) but do not miss going to Portovenere. What a beautiful town this was and as you come upon it, it just is so darn cool! Loved it!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank VickiA63
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful village, with medieval walls and castle. It is on a small peninsula with a small church on the rock edge. More quite of the Cinque Terre, beautiful promenade along the sea. Some breathtaking view points. Parking the car is not so easy, particularly in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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23 November 2018|
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Response from stefano523 | Reviewed this property |
Ferry connects from all Cinque Terra villages.
16 August 2018|
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Response from Tangaroa | Reviewed this property |
Eletra is also good, reasonable but more expensive than El Gabbiano. If you go to Fezzano which is a town near Portovenere don't miss La Bitta the best! More expensive but a gastronomic delight!
8 August 2018|
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Response from Tangaroa | Reviewed this property |
I have to disagree with those that told you go via Genova. More congested and delays likely! Many more accidents also go via Parma...