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Portovenere

We visited Portovenere by boat taxi from Levante . This is a historically interesting Port with great attractions. The village shops and food outlets have an excellent choice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth the visit. Take the park and ride from La Spezia. A really cool place with stunning views and slightly overpriced restaurants.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Portovenere by boat taxi from Levante . This is a historically interesting Port with great attractions. The village shops and food outlets have an excellent choice.

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It's a tiny city but it's worth going :) compared to the other cinque terre, it's bigger and with more things to do, but do not expect to be in a metropoli :)

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Adored this quaint town that is a gateway to Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is very close to visit...but return to this fabulous location to hike to the fortress, church, and "damsel in distress" tower. Enjoy a fabulous dinner at water's edge. Best of all, there are fewer visitors so it is far less crowded (but no less beautiful) than Cinque... More 

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Victoria, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Maybe it's the best place in Liguria. Very nice to spend some time walking around... the views are a dream and good fish restaurants.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I had not heard of Portovenere before we arrived at Cinque Terra but found out about it after we arrived. Portovenere is absolutely breathtaking and amazing. All the reviews I have read are spot on. We were staying in Riomaggiore, and from there you can just take the train to La Spezia, then ask at the information desk in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Best starting point too visit Cinque Terra by boat. The boat runs almost every our and stops in every town of Cinque Terra. No need to take the train from La Spezia (no very nice) The old part of Portovenere is very charming with beautiful stores and restaurants. We stayed there for 3 days in a condo with panoramic views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I traveled to Portovenere couple of years back and stumbled upon the reviews of this heavenly place and had to reminisce! If you are considering visiting this location, do so! It's magical, romantic, and gorgeous. Hop on a boat and travel the sea to Cinque Terre, visit the 'Porta del cielo' (door to heaven), and the church of S. Pietro.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I had to pay a lightning visit to the town and was very sorry that it turned out this way. I was unable to visit the Doria castle or the San Pietro church. However, the little town is very attractive, with its tall, colourful sea front buildings and the interesting street a little higher up.

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Mission, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Our first stop on the way to Cinque Terre. Basically you can walk the first 2 rows of shops, including waterfront. It was an especially friendly group of shopkeepers. I listened to a guide a little and the history was worth listening to (1 minute), so i suggest check on cost. It was too late for us.

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