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Isola Palmaria

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Address: Porto Venere, Italy
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the view

one of the best things about the island is the view you get over there amazing view of portovenere and St Peter Church

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Mihail P
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Bucharest, Romania

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New Jersey
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593 reviews
244 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,946 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The ferry was only few euros, and the ride short, so nothing to loose really, with an easy return.Tickets were available without a line, on a day that the large ferry to Cinque Terre did not run. The views from Palmaria were nice, the ferry ride pleasant, but we were not quite ready for the rough terrain. It was an... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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115 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

one of the best things about the island is the view you get over there amazing view of portovenere and St Peter Church

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Pine Island, Minnesota
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

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Bucks
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118 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 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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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 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!

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SF, California
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1,351 reviews
969 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 558 helpful votes
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.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 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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England
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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
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 

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Turin, Italy
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67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 :)

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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