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19025, Porto Venere, Italy
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All reviews la spezia beautiful town day trip san pietro ferry ride cinque terre villages old church coloured houses ct towns sea front grand hotel narrow streets the cliff lots of restaurants seaside village small town pasta
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank John F
Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank dmjm79
Reviewed 4 days ago

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!

Thank VickiA63
Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank PF137
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn’t have a great day in this area, the area is mobbed with tourists. The weather was perfect and lovely scenery and all that, but I was glad to get away from the throngs of tourists just milling around. I had a nicer time...More

Thank Outtherestuart
Reviewed 1 week ago

All of these towns are rather small and can be seen in less than hour. Portovenere, in my opinion, is one of the more interesting and picturesque ones. Be sure to take the stroll to the end of the island to the castle and Byron's...More

Thank Dale W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A gorgeous small village in Italy on the coast near La Spezia.It is well worth the effort to get there.Stunning place with history

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful city near the Cinque Terre but not part of the 5 cities. A boat ride can take you here from the other cities - worth a visit.

Thank Aline C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be on your bucket list. We bought tickets with no hassle at €24 return for two. The journey only takes 30 min from la spezia. there are wonderful walks through old world alleys steeped in history and breathtaking views. Some walks are...More

1  Thank kiwiandpom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And a very decent destination in its own right. Check out the giant church-castle on the top of the hill! Windy, cobblestone street. Cafes everywhere. Tourists stuff too. Grab a ferry to the other cinque Terrence towns from the main harbor here.

Thank Carl T
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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...
7 May 2018|
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Response from carlotaTravel4fun | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw this post. We took a boat from Monterosso to Portovenere. I believe it was around $33 euros and took about an hour and a half to go from Monterosso to Portovenere. It seems like a long time, but the view... More