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Portovenere

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Address: Porto Venere, Italy
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Just loved it. The Cinque Terra by Ferry, a must do. The old town and the whole Mediterranean coastal village thing just great. It was June so very hot and very busy on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Just loved it. The Cinque Terra by Ferry, a must do. The old town and the whole Mediterranean coastal village thing just great. It was June so very hot and very busy on the weekend, much quieter early in the week. Best of both worlds. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Nice little town with a breathtaking view from the top of it's lokation. Lot's of places to eat and drink and not to forgot small interesting shops with local specialities. Oh forgot to mention plenty of room for bathing

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Although very touristy in June, this place is amazing. Lots of nice restaurants and shops. We found it interesting that the locals like to sun themselves on the rocks as there is no beach to speak of. It was great to walk the length of the promenade and soak in the atmosphere, the weather was really warm so our stop... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Brilliant scenery. The village has a lovely sea front with many bars and restaurants. The houses are painted in pretty colours of pinks, yellows etc. There is a square with eateries leading to a narrow street leading up to St Pietro church. There are rocks for sunbathing nearby. The beach has plenty of sunbeds and a bar/café. There are a... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

beautiful little town, so many nice places to eat. Quaint little town and just a boat ride away from the 5 Terre. Would love to have stayed a little longer.

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Cremorne Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The drive into Portovenere is stunning and somewhat thrilling. As the thin road winds around tight cliff edges, vespers, cars and buses all zoom in and around each other with little care, but much skill. The village itself is charming with restaurants dotting the water front.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a bijou town is this.. Castle, former temple to Venus, churches, gelateria, shops, galleries, swimming, ferry rides to 5terre

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Poulsbo, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We caught the passenger foot ferry from La Spezia to Portovenere for €8. It was so great to be out on the water for the quick 25 minute trip. Upon docking we walked up to the San Pietro church-the steps were a bit slippery, so be cautious. The church had some great views. We were also able to catch some... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

To get to Portovenere it is a slow drive around the peninsular on a narrow road past a naval base. It is well worth the drive. The Romans were here and gave the name Port of Venus. All around the harbour, there is a high wall of painted houses which served as fortification as well as dwellings, it is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nice bay for romantic evening walks. Good food and nice atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit if in the area. I definitely recommend a visit to the church, and the castle. On top of that you should buy home made Pesto and try the regional wines!

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

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