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Porto Venere, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Porto Venere
Type: Civic Centers
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Flemington, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The best way to visit the Cinque terre is that of using Portovenere as base. I stayed at a beautiful family run Hotel "Belvedere" where mamma still supervise the cooking. The place is breathtaking , the boat for the excursion at Cinque terre are at about 100 yards away. The night do to the bar Lamia for a great single... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stopped in Protovenere after viewing the Cinque Terre towns from the boat on our way from Levanto. While waiting to catch another boat to Lerici, we explored the playa and street market. Up a narrow street past a few tourist shops, we found a gelaterria selling crepes. The nutella crepe we ordered was perfectly cooked and tasty -- done... More

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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434 reviews 434 reviews
169 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our cruise ship dropped anchor in the bay that this attractive small town sits on. It is clearly historic and part of its charm is the ruined castle on the hill, the near ruined church at the foot of that hill and the narrow streets of ancient houses and which lead ever upwards . Do not miss what is claimed... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We found Portovenere our favourite town in La Spezia. The castle and views were spectacular. Do not miss - found to be more enjoyable than the Cinque Terra.

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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Portovenere is really beautiful. We visited via ferry from Manarola, during our stay in Cinque Terre. It is a gem. Intriguing streets to explore and get lost in; beautiful vistas; great restaurants. Don't miss it if you are closeby!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This place is a cute jewel between Liguria and Toscana, quite and romantic offers a lot of Restaurant and bar for the aperitif and the dinner. It was a relaxing experience with good food and wine, amazing coast and a fabulous village.

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Prague, Czech Republic
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I was visiting the area of Cinque Terre with some friends and we decided to take some extra time and visit this little town. I have to say i enjoyed this place much more than i did the other towns. The place its not so filled up with tourists so you can enjoy a quiet walk along the port. I... More

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Sparks, Nevada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Today was supposed to be rainy all day, and indeed it thundered and poured buckets until about 10:30 a.m. So we decided to postpone the Cinque Terre for a day and explore Porto Venere. It was an easy drive, only 12 K from La Spezia, but about 45 minutes as the road is narrow and a bit curvey, and of... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Portovenere is just as nice as any of the 5 Terre villages. You spend an extra Euro 5 for the trip that takes you on the 5 Terre tour but save it over and over in hotel costs. We found it a nice quite place after the crowds of the main attraction. Well worth it.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Apart from finding parking (used the parking garage in the centre) this village was utterly delightful! Great photographic opportunities. Must walk to the end of the promenade to the ancient church for best views and photographs. Catch a ferry from here to the villages of the Cinqueterra.

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