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Portovenere

Porto Venere, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Porto Venere
Type: Civic Centers, Outdoors
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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73 reviews 73 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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39 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We ended up in Portovenere on a recommendation from an Italian friend. The Cinque Terre train was inaccessible because of a strike. However, it was a great afternoon/evening trip. We climbed up to the church, walked around the coast, and had a delicious meal watching the world cup. It seems to have much of the attraction of the Cinque Terre... More

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This town is the first stop on the ferry stop to Cinque Terre in Italy. It is not to be missed. Beautiful church of St. John built on the top of the cliff with outstanding views and unique picture opportunities. All of the town is a living post card. Delightful and you can spend a half day here. You can... More

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