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Isola Palmaria

Porto Venere, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Porto Venere
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Islands
27 visitor photos
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Genoa, Italy
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

take a 5 minutes boat from portovere,as you arrive you turn to the left and keep on going following the main path:spectacular views of Scuola tower in the sea and Tino island -then up to the top with great rocks that make me remember calanques in france-simply beautiful

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Canberra, Australia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We visited the Isalnd of Palmaria during our walking holiday in Italy. The island is a short boat ride from Portovenere. The walk around the island can be completed in under two hours and there are plenty of views across the Gulf of Poets and the Ligurian Sea. After our walk, there is a quaint hotel for lunch and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

They arrange a 4 people taxi boat trip for 10 euros each and that's the best to see every detail and the islands for one hour. You may also arrange it to stay at a beach and be picked up to return.

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Milan, Italy
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111 reviews 111 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I like to come here by boat with friends from Bocca di Magra or after parking the car in Portovenere and catching a local boat commuting between Portovenere and Palmaria. At Palmaria you can swim, walk in the macchia mediterranea or eat at the 2 r'ants feet on the water one of them.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Photos from here will go staight on your computer as screen savers, very picturesque and broke up the walk nicely.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

From Locanda Lorena, where the food is as good as food can possibly get, the view at night of the lights of Portovenere: heaven! Il Pozzale, for us, is a daytime trip, swim, and delightful food set in an atmosphere which could be in the 50's. I would not want to miss either of these wonderful places!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011 via mobile

A great little appartment, Villa San Giovanni, by the sea on the Island of Palmaia. Considering the time of year it was quite affordable (Aussie $ also good). The weather was amazing (hot) and the local restaurant was excellent. Fun taking the ferry or boat to and from the mainland. Busy Cinque Terre just a ferry ride away. Our kids... More

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