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Isola Palmaria

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Address: Porto Venere, Italy
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Hiking, Swimming and Views

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
SF, California

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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.

Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

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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 

Turin, Italy
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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 :)

Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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Porto Recanati, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was in this area for hiking the Cinque Terre. The hostelier recommended a boat trip to Isola Palmaria. We had a wonderful time there. We took a ferry from La Spzia to the East side of the island (timetable: 9.30, 11.30, 14.00 and 15.15 from La Spezia to Pozzale). After arriving, we walked around the island, and it took... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

A circuit of the small island is a pleasant way to spend a morning. Great views to the mainland and especially across to Porto Venere. The paths are well signed but be aware that there may not be any refreshments on the islands except at peak holiday periods.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Walked around the island on our last day. Not the prettiest of places but very peaceful and beautiful in parts. We were lucky enough to see wild goats. Well worth a visit.

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