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Portovenere

Porto Venere, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Porto Venere
Type: Civic Centers
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walsall, UK
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145 reviews 145 reviews
76 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We were visiting La Spezia on a cruise ship and wanted to go to Cinque Terre. We had to change ferries here so only had a couple of minutes whilst waiting. It was an amazing view from the ferry when we turned into the coastline. Shocked to realise that Portovenere isn't even part of the Cinque Terre villages!! Beautiful and... More

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Poschiavo, Switzerland
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you visit Liguria, Portovenere is the best place to start with discovering the long coast that brings you all the way up to the Cinque Terre. This charming fisherman's village is a unique spot with cliffs on one side and sand beaches on the south side. WONDEFUL

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Barcelona, Spain
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My friend and I took the bus from La Spezia to Portovenere. We bought a ticket from the driver and were not told we had to also validate. No one on the bus validated and before we arrived at Portovenere two men without badges walked onto the bus and demanded our documentation. They became very aggressive and made everyone on... More

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New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is not a quiet quaint fishing village but overrun by tourists, especially large, noisy families. Do not come here in August if you are looking for peace and quiet. There were more mobs of tourists here than in Florence!

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burlingame
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197 reviews 197 reviews
74 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We enjoy the boat ride from La Spezia to Portovenere. The town is very quaint with a path along the water and a picturesque path through the town. They sell pesto and pasta from the area along with wine from the Cinque Terra. Many restaurants that serve grilled fish and pasta dishes with seafood. A nice church to see as... More

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Oregon
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80 reviews 80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took the boat from Riomaggiore, and what a surprise! Porto Venere is molto bello! Nice restaurants, quaint shops, narrow lanes, and a wonderful old fortress to explore. There are rocky places along the harbor to sit out by the water. We only spent a few hours here but wanted to spend more and take our time to explore. We... More

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Calabasas, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is the summer hang out for very rich European families. It is very clean and friendly. The beach has huge rocks to lay upon and sun bath. There is also a church there that is lovely and the views from it are AMAZING. You could easily spend a day walking around, laying on the beach, exploring and swimming in... More

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New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Tucked into the corner of the main pedestrian street this this Gelateria. I had baci and pistachio. One of the best baci that I have ever tasted. My friends had the chocolate nero and siad that it was like eating hot fudge ice cream.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I won this town at first glance. It's not easy to get to it, unless you're particularly skilled and fail to master the local bus timetables. But once you arrive - delights. There I bought the best ecologically produced pesto - ever! On the waterfront is a great variety of restaurants. We chose the bar where BuddhaHalloween served with copious... More

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Padua, Italy
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107 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is not included in the Cinque terre but might as well be it is close enough . Its a lovely town easily reached by ferry from La Spezia in about half an hour. It has some good walking in the lanes , good shopping in the streets and boutiques and some good eating places . Its popular for weddings... More

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