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Portovenere

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Address: Porto Venere, Italy
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Pretty tiny medieval city by the sea!!

This has been so far one of the greatest cities I've been to. Perfect for couples, particularly in honeymoons, the city offers spectacular views, great italian food, beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This has been so far one of the greatest cities I've been to. Perfect for couples, particularly in honeymoons, the city offers spectacular views, great italian food, beautiful walking paths, etc. I strongly recommend at least a three days staying, so you can take boat trips to Cinqueterre (there is no train line from Portovenere to Riomaggiore, the first of... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Just as beautiful as Cinque de Terre but less crowded. it has two churches and the fort. Plenty to do and ferry within an easy walking distance.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Beautiful natural settings, easy to reach the villages by boat, weather permitting, but best to stay in Portovenere, not so isolated

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malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There is a nice walk by the sea. There is also a pedestrian area and alot of restaurants. Seafood is very famous. Pay attention for the prices because some restaurants are expensive and they give you a very small portion. In all the place is very nice and you can go with boat trip too.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our airbnb host recommended we check out Portovenere while we were in town to explore Cinqueterre. He was so right, we actually went twice. It's just as pretty as the towns in Cinqueterre and a bit closer, 12kms from La Spezia so we drove and parking was easy and cheap. The climb up to the church for the views of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Easiest way to access Cinque Terre: drive to Portovenere and stay in one of their lovely hotels. Take the ferry or hike to towns in Cinque Terre but don't miss Portovenere. Beautiful views, great sunsets. Very romantic.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This lovely town is big enough to offer things to do and places to go, it is small enough to have an intimate vibe.

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Altoona, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed in this charming little town with a tour group that had Cinque Terre has its main destination. It is such a picturesque town and it is built right along the waters edge. We walked up to The Church of San Pietro which sits on the tip of Portovenere's promontory. Another lovely old church sits directly behind the buildings... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Charming place. Very nice to spend time in Portovenere,two-three hours.to walking on Promenade,to drink coffee in numerous cafe,to take ferry or to inspect old ruins of small Italian city Portovenere is very suitable for romantic walking.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Nice little harbour side town with an abundance of fish on the menus. Charming and I suspect very busy in peak season. Worth a look in for a day trip and a meal but head to the back street instead of the promenade for food as they are local establishments are are cheaper and better food.

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