Nice place with harbor, shopping street that ends up with a cute church and the end build on the cliffs.
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Even though this is becoming a tourist hotspot it still retains its Small town charm, culture and history. We visited on a cruise ship excursion that was the best of our trip. We watched fisherman bring fresh catches to the markets, pesto being made in...More
Having been warned about overcrowding in Cinque Terre, we decided to find a place nearby where we could stay that would be a staging area for our visit to CT. After a lot of research, I discovered Portovenere. Here's what makes it so good for...More
We stayed in Manarola (recommend) and bought an all day ticket on the ferry to visit the five towns plus Portovenere. Being our first stop we thought we'd spend about an hour with a short stroll and long coffee. Wrong! We spent over three hours...More
We visited Porto Venere the day after we had visited the five towns of Cinque Terre. In my view it was a much better day. Cinque Terre is special and worth visiting as most people will attest but Porto Venere has more to offer than...More
This is a more relaxed place to visit with less crowds than the cinque terre down to the fact you can't get here by train: most come by boat. It's a village that stretches across the harbour with a line of pretty coloured buildings. There...More
If you go to the Cinque Terre, make sure that you also visit the enchanting village of Porto Venere because this village is extremely beautiful. With its walls it is surely one of the nicest historic seaside villages/cities around the world and can be compared...More