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Address: Porto Venere, Italy
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$133*
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Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan

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Location location.....just beautiful

We are staying in Riomaggiore for a couple of days and after the first day seeing the other towns by train our B&B host suggested catching the ferry to Portovenere as he said it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Royalla, New South Wales, Australia
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Royalla, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We are staying in Riomaggiore for a couple of days and after the first day seeing the other towns by train our B&B host suggested catching the ferry to Portovenere as he said it was most beautiful. He was so correct, I fell in love with it and would put it up the top of my list of favorite places... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Walked all around the waterfront and back streets of Portovenere and loved it very typical old Italian town very quaint most enjoyable way to see and experience the atmosphere and people

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Whitestone, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Arrived here by a hop on hop off boat while visiting Cinque Terre. Beauitful seaside town with many restaurants, shops and narrow streets to browse. Spent the day here having lunch seaside and sat in the park taking in the view which is so nice didn't want to leave. Cinque Terre is amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Amazing place hidden. You have to visit if driving a car. Beautiful beach ocean lots of walking. I'm glad we came by this little port village.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Occupying a beautiful location Porto Venere is best appreciated from the sea before taking time to explore its streets and quayside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

you can travel to Portovenere by bus or by boat from La spezia. I prefer bus, its cheap and you can use it till late night. one way ticket around 3 euro (code 3). You can catch bus from bus stop Mercato Nord near Via dei Mille road( Bus number 11 or P) take around 25-30 mins to reach Portovenere,... More 

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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Came here by boat from Cinque Terre. Nowhere near as overrun by visitors as the five towns of Cinque. Took me completely by surprise. It is absolutely beautiful. The harbour,the old town,the castle,the churches,the bars,the restaurants & the views are all fantastic. I wholeheartedly recommend a visit to this wonderful port. Bring your camera,as there are so many photographic opportunities.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We loved this town--it reminded us a lot of Cinque Terre (which is how we knew of it), but it's all on it's own. The castle at the top of the hill and Byron's Grotto are nice unique touches. I would definitely come back for longer than a meal!

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Even though the Cinque Terre were really breathtaking, I was mostly surprised by the beauty and history of Portovenere. This village really deserves to be visited, and staying/strolling here was very relaxing, as opposed to the massively crowded Cinque Terre. Lerici, on the opposite side of the Gulf of La Spezia, is really pretty too.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I love Portovenere, great for pictures and birth of my favor Pesto sauce. I do prefer this place than Cinque Terra.

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