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Address: Porto Venere, Italy

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Startlingly gorgeous in every respect

WE owe a lot to Lord Byron, without whose prose many parts of the beautiful world would have not ripened as fast or tasted as good as the written word preceding the actual... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

WE owe a lot to Lord Byron, without whose prose many parts of the beautiful world would have not ripened as fast or tasted as good as the written word preceding the actual visit. The Gulf of Spezia is a romantic area, poetic as well, thanks to its enviable and the cluster of villages of the Cinque Terre which Shelly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were staying in Riomaggiore in the off season so we're looking for things to do. We came here and I can't imagine how busy it must be in high season! We must have parked a mile away! Very beautiful sights, ruins and of course food! Bustling place. Just stay clear of bar Atlantic as they took advantage of us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We came by boat from Manarola - and when we saw the city, we were completely stunned and speechless... Very charming village, different from the other Cinque Terre spots - we had a fantastic day there and we will be back :-)

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Jaw dropping scenery surrounding this jewel of a town with so many great cafes and restaurants along small cobblestone streets. The boardwalk along the harbor is also beautiful. The locals are so warm and friendly and, like most of Italy, there is a lot of amazing architecture and artwork all around. One of the best towns in the Cinqueterre region,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Compact little town maritime town with colourful buildings, marina, interesting history ; classical and literary associations. Venus, Byron and wonderful sea food and Vermentino wine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Really beautiful, it's more quiet than the other villages in Cinque Terre (and with less hills!) and parking is for free (at least out of season). All of this makes it the best village away from the tourist crowds.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were on Group tour that only had a couple of hours at Portovenere. We particularly liked: 1 Lovely picturesque scenery as you dock and as you walk up to the Church; 2. Entrance to the medieval town with its arch from which the town could be defended with hot oils, water being poured on the intended invaders. Also outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This has been so far one of the greatest cities I've been to. Perfect for couples, particularly in honeymoons, the city offers spectacular views, great italian food, beautiful walking paths, etc. I strongly recommend at least a three days staying, so you can take boat trips to Cinqueterre (there is no train line from Portovenere to Riomaggiore, the first of... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Just as beautiful as Cinque de Terre but less crowded. it has two churches and the fort. Plenty to do and ferry within an easy walking distance.

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Dublin, Ireland
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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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