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Isola Palmaria

Address: Porto Venere, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Porto Venere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Islands, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Gloucestershire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The trail around the island is terrific, if a little challenging in some places. You get some wonderful views of the bay, the villages and the other islands. The boat tours are also a good idea - a pleasant hour seeing a different angle on the whole thing again. The gulls are very noisy - a constant cacaphony, especially on... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
37 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I had no idea how difficult the trail around the island would be for me. I would not recommend it without poles and good shoes, it is narrow at time and very rocky in places. Beautiful views, allow at least 2-3 hours to do it. The restaurant Locanda Lorena is an excellent restaurant we had lunch at there with picturesque... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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329 reviews 329 reviews
137 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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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barcelona
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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Europe
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153 reviews 153 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
34 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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