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Isola Palmaria

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Address: Porto Venere, Italy
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Great island hike

A vert good hike around the island, though you'll need a map just not to get disoriented. Be sure to stop at the restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Pine Island, Minnesota

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Pine Island, Minnesota
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A vert good hike around the island, though you'll need a map just not to get disoriented. Be sure to stop at the restaurant.

Thank Dobrador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Worth a walking visit for a day (take a picnic if out of season) but expect to need boots for the drop down to and climb out of Pocalle, especially if the weather is wet.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Fun little island for hiking, exploring and swimming. The trails were well marked and we were able to circumnavigate the whole island. No crowds here!

Thank Doug D
SF, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We arrived by ferry from La Spezia but you can also ferry over in just a few minutes from Porto Venere to enjoy the trails, beaches and beautiful views.

Thank seafare74
Worcester, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Ferry across the water takes 5 minutes. Took the long walk round which is about 7km, 2 steep descents and two moderate climbs. Great views of the cliffs and Tino island The descents are rated as difficult on the path and would not be easy in poor weather. Circuit took us 3 hours , choose the better made up paths... More 

1 Thank gtrot
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251 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The ferry boats to the island leave from a point a little nearer Portovenere town than those to the Cinque Terre. There is a small ticket office in a kiosk, and tickets are only a few euros each. There are bench seats on the ferries - some under cover and some outside. It takes only a few minutes to make... More 

Thank Family152
Turin, Italy
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

You should go and spend one entire day just for the trekking and the views ;) Just be ready to walk a lot :)

Thank Alessandro P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We got the boat from the harbour at portovenere, great value at 4€ each. Fantastic photo opportunities as you pull out of the harbour. Looking forward to the great beaches. It was a little disappointing. Sad to say. The island is a brilliant walk, has history but a little feel of neglect. It has a lovely fish resteraunt, but we... More 

2 Thank helen h
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Visited the island just for the day while I was staying near Portovenere. There was an easy boat ride across and the boat was very accessible to someone as clumsy and unbalanced as me. The island was pretty to walk around but I spent most of the time on the beach. Nice clean water but bring surf shoes or something... More 

1 Thank Rebecca K
Porto Recanati, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We go here for the above two restaurants. Locanda is perfect. Pozzale is great for swimming from the rocks and eating an old fashioned meal/location, which we also love. Beautiful trip around the island to see the other two islands: Tino and Tinetto.

2 Thank Soncima

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