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Address: Porto Venere, Italy
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Beautiful seaside village.

Charming little village near La Spezia. Gateway and easy ferry service to the cinque terra. great mid- priced range of food. Safe swimming in beautifully clear water.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Charming little village near La Spezia. Gateway and easy ferry service to the cinque terra. great mid- priced range of food. Safe swimming in beautifully clear water.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We love it. It's a beautiful little town. Not as touristy as Cinqueterre, thus so much more relaxing and enjoyable.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Portovenere is a great place to visit but stay away on the Sunday or during the peak of the holidays when the tour bus arrive and discharge hundreds of so call visitors arriving with the sandwich and the water that they bring from home and the only thing that they leave is garbage .........

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Stillwater, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful and romantic little town to wonder around. Many little restaurants and shops to be enjoyed.

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Murten, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you visit Liguria Levante, Porto Venere with Baia Byron and San Pietro Church is a must! Very tipical houses "Terra-Tetto" living vertical! Good possibilities to visit places nearby: Palmaria, Lerici, La Spezia.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you're going to visit Cinque Terre, Italy (a must see/experience by boat, train or hiking), take at least a day to visit Portovenere, Italy. Accessible only by boat, this beautiful, upscale and much less touristy town (because it's accessible only by boat) should be on your list. It has plenty of restaurants and shops to enjoy in the main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Portovenere is a great walking town all on its own. Much less crowded than CT villages except on holiday weekends when it fills with day-trippers. Outstanding lodging and dining. Extremely convenient for the boats to CT and elsewhere. Advise using the boat since the bus+train experience is aggravating and slow. Boat to a village, then use the train if you're... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We took a boat tour which stopped in Portovenere. There was plenty to explore during our 2 hour layover. We hiked up to the church and wandered through the streets, checking out the restaurants and vendors. We ate at Bacicio and the calamari was the best we've had.

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Victoria, B.C.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Too crowded and touristy; perhaps OK if you are 16 but for older travelers it's just a lot of noise and show and very little to see.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Travellers to the Cinque Terre often miss Porto Venere as it is not on the main train route, but if you are planning a trip here, make sure it is on your itinerary. It is a lovely little town and can be best accessed by ferry from either La Spezia or any of the other Cinque Terre towns. It has... More 

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Address: Address: Porto Venere, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere

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