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Isola Palmaria

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Address: Porto Venere, Italy

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Good for both hiking and swimming

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Stockholm, Sweden

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Stockholm, Sweden
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27 reviews
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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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Gloucestershire
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24 reviews
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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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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 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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Chiavari, Italy
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64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 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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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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79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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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5 attraction reviews
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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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Address: Address: Porto Venere, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere

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